165 Issues Social Justice Newspaper By Father Coughlin - Issue #1-60 Plus More
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This is history, folks. I have 165 issues of Social Justice individually bagged. They are 80 years old so definitely can't be considered mint condition, but wow what a find! I have 165 issues of this paper, beginning with the very first issue from March 13, 1936. I then have consecutive weekly issues from 3/13/36 all the way through 7/5/1937. I'm missing 7/12/37. But then it resumes with 7/19/37 and continues consecutively until 4/25/1938 and then i'm missing one but restart at 5/9/38. Then i go from 5/9/38 - 5/8/39. And then my final issue is 2/26/1940.
I don't think you'll find a more complete collection than this. See pictures for exact issues included. Let me know if you need to see any pictures of individual issues.Social Justice was an antisemitic American Roman Catholic periodical published by Father Charles Coughlin during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Social Justice was controversial for printing antisemitic polemics such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Coughlin claimed that Marxist atheism in Europe was a Jewish plot against America. The December 5, 1938, issue of Social Justice included an article by Coughlin which reportedly closely resembled a speech made by Joseph Goebbels on September 13, 1935, attacking Jews and Communists, with some sections being copied verbatim by Coughlin from an English translation of the Goebbels speech. Coughlin, however, stated, "Nothing can be gained by linking ourselves with any organization which is engaged in agitating racial animosities or propagating racial hatreds." Furthermore, in an interview with Eddie Doherty, Coughlin stated: "My purpose is to help eradicate from the world its mania for persecution, to help align all good men. Catholic and Protestant, Jew and Gentile, Christian and non-Christian, in a battle to stamp out the ferocity, the barbarism and the hate of this bloody era. I want the good Jews with me, and I'm called a Jew baiter, an anti-Semite."
After America's entry into World War II, Coughlin's broadcasts were ended by the National Association of Broadcasters. In 1942, the periodical's second class mailing permit was revoked under the Espionage Act of 1917 as part of Attorney General Francis offerdle's efforts against "vermin" publications. The paper remained available on newsstands in cities such as Boston, where it was distributed by private delivery trucks.