Collection of selected correspondence between writer Jack Kerouac and family, friends, and other literary figures before 1956. Includes letters to and from William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg; to Kerouac's mother, Gabrielle Kerouac; Neal Cassady; Alfred Kazin; and many others. Contain references to early writings, travels, relationships, etc. Letters presented chronologically, annotated, and linked with editor commentary. Includes biographical chronology and editor introduction.
Article describing the scope of the Great Textile Strike of 1934 in Rhode Island, in the midst of the Great Depression and the decline of the New England textile industry. The impact of the strike's upheavals on Rhode Island life in the 1930s. The role of the United Textile Workers (UTW) labor union in the nationwide strike, its organization in Rhode Island, and its impact on other labor unions - especially the National Textile Workers (NTW) and the Independent Textile Union of Woonsocket (ITU). Localized outbursts of Rhode Island violence and the context for their occurrence. The strike's implications for Rhode Island politics. Illustrated in black and white photographs.