Book Review of Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech, by Victoria Saker Woeste (Stanford University Press 2012)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
February 1, 2013
92 Michigan Bar Journal 54 (February 2013)
Book review of Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech. The book is an historical account of a Henry Ford's notorious crusade against American Jews and Aaron Sapiro's libel action against him in federal court in Detroit. The book recounts events leading to a 1927 mistrial of the lawsuit and analyzes Ford's highly-publicized apology that precipitated a settlement between the parties.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: Henry Ford, Anti-semitism, U.S. Jewish history, U.S. race relations, Detroit, Aaron Sapiro, Louis Marshall, William Henry Gallagher
JEL Classification: J71, K13, K41, K42Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 15, 2013 ; Last revised: May 6, 2013
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