The Dearborn Independent: Chronicler of Neglected Truth, May 23, 1925 - Dec. 31, 1927 (90 Issues). Vice-President, Treasurer, Henry Ford, E G. Liebold, W J. Cameron, President.
The Dearborn Independent: Chronicler of Neglected Truth, May 23, 1925 - Dec. 31, 1927 (90 Issues)

The Dearborn Independent: Chronicler of Neglected Truth, May 23, 1925 - Dec. 31, 1927 (90 Issues)

Dearborn, MI: The Dearborn Publishing Company, 1925-1927.

90 issues of automaker Henry Ford's nationally prominent periodical, a place for him to showcase his views, most notably his explicit anti-semitism, prohibitionism, antiwar sentiments, and social conservatism-- specifically the hatred of jazz music. This collection begins when the weekly newspaper was at its peak circulation in mid-1925 (the second highest circulation paper in the country), and follows its progress to the very last issue at the close of 1927. Little-known is that the production values, layout, and presentation of the paper at this time were quite competent and "mainstream," even as Ford's more arcane obsessions such as British-Israelism (a 19th century subculture that began as philo-semitism and wound up as its opposite, today referred to as Christian Identity) crop up in the paper.

Vol. 25 Nos. 31-33, 35-36, 38-41, 45-50, 52; Vol. 26 Nos. 1-4, 6, 7 [2 different issues w/ same number, Dec. 5th & 12th], 9-11, 12 [2 issues, Jan 9th and 23rd], 13, 18-20, 24-28, 30-35, 37-41, 46, 48-52; Vol. 27 Nos. 1, 4-11, 12 [2 different issues, Jan. 8th & 22nd], 16, 18, 19, 26, 27, 30, 32-34, 36, 43, 44, 46-50, 52; Vol. 28 4-7, 9, 11. Overall Very Good with stamped address of former owner on rear cover or sometimes as label on front cover, some foxing and soiling to wraps, slight vertical reading creasing to many issues that is most notable at front wrap. Occasional heavy foxing to wraps. One issue missing an illustration. Dampstain to corner of Vol. 25 No. 45. Tear to front wrap of Vol. 25, No. 41. Contributors include poet Vachel Lindsay, Carl Sandburg, Hilaire Belloc, V.S. Pritchett, Hamlin Garland, Hugh Walpole, and Homer Croy. Articles include "Why Flappers Flap," "Why the Movies Move Us Not," and "Are We a Shylock Nation?" Item #140940124

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