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Author Woeste, Victoria Saker, author.
Title Henry Ford's war on Jews and the legal battle against hate speech / Victoria Saker Woeste.
Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
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 Law Library  KF 228.F667 W64 2012    CHECKED IN
Description xv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-396) and index.
Contents Ford's megaphone -- Marshall for the defense -- Taking it to the streets -- The outsider -- The other war -- The lawsuit -- Trial and mistrial -- Apology, retractions, and recriminations -- Enforcement without law.
Summary "Henry Ford is remembered in American lore as the ultimate entrepreneur--the man who invented assembly-line manufacturing and made automobiles affordable. Largely forgotten is his side career as a publisher of antisemitic propaganda. This is the story of Ford's ownership of the Dearborn Independent, his involvement in the defamatory articles it ran, and the two Jewish lawyers, Aaron Sapiro and Louis Marshall, who each tried to stop Ford's war. In 1927, the case of Sapiro v. Ford transfixed the nation. In order to end the embarrassing litigation, Ford apologized for the one thing he would never have lost on in court: the offense of hate speech. Using never-before-discovered evidence from archives and private family collections, this study reveals the depth of Ford's involvement in every aspect of this case and explains why Jewish civil rights lawyers and religious leaders were deeply divided over how to handle Ford"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Sapiro, Aaron -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Libel) -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Dearborn independent.
Anti-Jewish propaganda -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Antisemitism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Hate speech -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780804772341 (hbk.)
0804772347 (hbk.)
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