Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Victoria Saker Woeste


Henry Ford is remembered in American lore because the final entrepreneur—the guy who invented assembly-line production and made autos cheap. principally forgotten is his aspect profession as a writer of antisemitic propaganda. this is often the tale of Ford's possession of the Dearborn autonomous, his involvement within the defamatory articles it ran, and the 2 Jewish attorneys, Aaron Sapiro and Louis Marshall, who every one attempted to forestall Ford's war.

In 1927, the case of Sapiro v. Ford transfixed the kingdom. on the way to finish the embarrassing litigation, Ford apologized for the only factor he may by no means have misplaced on in court docket: the offense of hate speech.

Using never-before-discovered proof from documents and personal kinfolk collections, this examine unearths the intensity of Ford's involvement in each point of this situation and explains why Jewish civil rights attorneys and spiritual leaders have been deeply divided over how one can deal with Ford.

Editorial Reviews
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"Thoroughly researched and ably written, Henry Ford's battle on Jews lines [Aaron] Sapiro's valiant try to protect not just his stable identify yet that of the Jewish people."—Rafael Medoff, magazine of yank Studies

"The e-book comes in handy for the historian, scholars of legislations, and scholars of yank Jewish history."—Chaim Seymour, organization of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Newsletter

"Drawing on new proof from information and personal family members collections, this learn info the intensity of Ford's involvement in each element of this situation and explains why Jewish civil rights attorneys and spiritual leaders have been deeply divided over find out how to deal with Ford."—Law & Social Inquiry

"Victoria Saker Woeste's Henry Ford's conflict on Jews and the felony conflict opposed to Hate Speech contributes considerably to our realizing of the dramatic libel lawsuit introduced via Aaron Sapiro opposed to the yankee automobile pioneer. Woeste's meticulously researched ebook thoughtfully examines the complicated situations and personalities in the back of the case, the intricacies of the trial, and the consequences of its solution . . . Woeste's publication bargains a desirable and profitable account of Sapiro v. Ford, and what the case teaches us approximately hate speech, libel legislations, and the anti-Jewish campaign of an American icon."—Jessica Cooperman, American Studies

"A significant new publication through American Bar beginning pupil Victoria Saker Woeste, Henry Ford's struggle on Jews and the criminal conflict opposed to Hate Speech presents a startling new interpretation of a watershed episode within the lifetime of Henry Ford. . . never-before came upon facts. . . new insights."—LegalNews.com

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