Lot 70: 1934 letter, Associated Farmers of California, future foes of John Steinbeck

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:10

Lot 70: Author: Guernsey Frazer; Title: 1934 letter, Associated Farmers group, future foes of John Steinbeck,condemn "Communist" unions in the California farm belt; Place Published: San Francisco; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1934; Description: Typed Letter Signed by Frazer as Executive Secretary, Associated Farmers of California, San Francisco, Sept. 28, 1934. 2pp. to John T. Mills, Jr., Taylor, Bates & Co., Wall Street, New York.Frazer charged that "Madame Secretary Perkins" -Franklin Roosevelt Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to a presidential Cabinet post -had "deliberately overruled the uniform line of court decisions to protect Communists, radicals, 'pinks' and similar vermin" by refusing to deport "obnoxious" and "troublesome" Red agitators who were trying to organize migratory farm worker unions in California's central valley.Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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