The International Jew - Complete in Four Volumes
Dearborn, Michigan: The Dearborn Publishing Company, 1920. A complete set of all 4 volumes in this series. All four first editions. Green paper covers. Black titles to the front covers. No titles to spine. A series of articles originally published in the Dearborn Independent between May 1920 and May 1922. An example of American anti-semitic writings following World War 1<br />190 x 125 mm (7½ x 5 inches). 236, 256, 256, 246. pages. The articles were either written, sponsored or directed by industrialist Henry Ford. Henry Ford has been called "the most influential American anti-Semite" of his time and his writings and proclamations "revealed the existence of a strong anti-Semitic bias in the citadels of heavy industry." In his book *A Mask for Privilege: anti-Semitism in America" Carey McWilliams had this to say about Henry Ford: "Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent in the issue of May 20. 1920, suddenly discovered 'the Jewish problem.' There had been premonitory rumblings from the Sage of Dearborn. During the war years, he had vaguely intimated that a 'small clique' was pushing Wilson toward war. Ford had become by 1920 a world-famous figure, an oracle whose views were eagerly solicited on every domestic and international question. It would be difficult to overestimate the damage which Ford's vicious, persistent, and heavily financed anti-Semitic campaign caused the Jews of the world. From 1920 to 1927 the Dearborn Independent conducted a relentless anti-Semitic campaign. (Kudos to Aeolian Books, WA. for this research).
Condition: Overall in fairly good condition. The green paper covers are slightly darkened, but still mainly clean. There is a slight nicking to the head of the spine to each volume. Volume 3 has had a tear across the front cover neatly repaired. The rear paper cover is missing from this volume. Owner's Signature to each volume. Pages clean but slightly darkened.