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Edmonson, Robert Edward
Large Archive of 1930s Anti-Semitic, Anti-New Deal, Pro-German Broadsides and Handbills Distributed by One of the Most Prominent "America First" Political Provocateurs]
Edmonson Economic Service, New York, 1940. Approximately 375 broadsheets and handbills. Folio. Minor wear and soiling. An extensive archive of approximately 375 propaganda handbills, broadsides, flyers, and newsletters primarily written by Robert Edmonson and published in New York that promote an anti-Semitic, anti-New Deal, "America First" agenda during the 1930s. Edmonson was a respected reporter for many years, beginning his career at the Cincinnati Post. He later covered economic issues for the New York Mail and Express and the New York Herald. At some point while writing for these papers, Edmonson became convinced of the existence of an organized Jewish cabal with ties to Bolshevik Russia, which he believed was manipulating the U.S. economy and controlling the press. In the spring of 1934, he launched the Edmonson Economic Service in order to publish information and opinions that he would have been unable to print in the mainstream newspapers of the time. In addition to his "Anti-Jew" broadsides, he vociferously attacked President Roosevelt, the New Deal, and Roosevelt allies -- especially those who were Jewish, like Bernard Baruch, Felix Frankfurter, Louis Brandeis, Henry Morgenthau, Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia, Rabbi Samuel Wise, Samuel Untermeyer, and Walter Lippmann, as well as those he suspected of being Jewish, such as newspaperwoman Dorothy Thompson and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. As Adolf Hitler began his rise to power in Germany, Edmonson became an associate of the pro-Nazi publisher Ulrich Fleischhauer, and his writing took on a distinctly pro-Nazi tone. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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