"Is the Personal Liberty of Any New York Gentile Safe if He Offends Jewry?" [Anti-Semitism]. [Edmonson, Robert Edward (1872-1959)]. Libel Indictment Invalidated by Nine Jewish N.Y. Grand Jurors? [New York: Edmonson Economic Service, July 15, 1936]. 8 pp. 13-3/4" x 8-1/2" pamphlet in self-wrappers. Light toning, some edgewear and a few minor tears, faint horizontal fold line through center. $350. * A leading anti-Semite and anti-communist of his day, Edmonson was a reporter, editor, author and publisher on economic matters who wrote frequently about Jewish "control" of the media and banking and communist plots to overthrow American society. Among his books is Roosevelt's Jewish Ancestry (1936), which claimed President Roosevelt was part-Jewish and under the control of such Jews as Bernard Baruch, Felix Frankfurter and Louis Brandeis. In 1936 the American Jewish Congress initiated a libel suit against him. The case ended with a verdict in his favor in 1938. Written at the beginning of the trial, Libel Indictment claims he will not have a fair trial because the judge and several jurors are Jews and asks if "the personal liberty of any New York Gentile [is] safe if he offends Jewry"?
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