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The Other War

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In April 1924, Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent started publishing a series of articles attacking Aaron Sapiro. However, the newspaper made crucial mistakes that Sapiro would exploit in his lawsuit, ... More


Taking It to the Streets

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In December 1920, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) published a pamphlet, “The Protocols, Bolshevism, and the Jews,” in response to the anti-Semitic articles that appeared in Henry Ford's newspaper ... More


Ford's Megaphone

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In America, it was common for industrial magnates to acquire newspapers or start their own. One of them was Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company. In late 1918, Ford's public image suffered, ... More


Marshall for the Defense

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The anti-Semitic articles published by Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent in its May 22, 1920 issue drew different reactions from Jewish religious leaders, intellectuals, activists, and lawyers. Many ... More


The Lawsuit

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Aaron Sapiro filed his libel lawsuit against Henry Ford and his newspaper, Dearborn Independent, in April 1925, and the trial finally got under way in 1927. Both sides used the intervening period, ... More


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

Victoria Saker Woeste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


Trial and Mistrial

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Sapiro v. Ford was held in Detroit's “Million Dollar Courtroom,” where Henry Ford's defense made a last-ditch attempt to avoid trial while the plaintiff tested Judge Fred M. Raymond's willingness to ... More


Enforcement Without Law

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Even before the impact of Henry Ford's apology that ended his legal battle with Aaron Sapiro could be felt in the United States, Louis Marshall knew that the document would be useful abroad. Aware of ... More


Introduction

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1920s, Aaron Sapiro, a Jewish lawyer from California, filed a libel case against Henry Ford and his newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. Sapiro's lawsuit stemmed from a series of articles ... More


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