CHARLES COUGHLIN - TYPED SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 198016
FATHER CHARLES COUGHLIN His ink signature below the typed closing, "Devotedly yours in Christ". Typed Sentiment signed in ink: "Devotedly yours in Christ,/Chas. E. Coughlin", 3¼x1½.
Sale Price $68.00
FATHER CHARLES COUGHLIN
His ink signature below the typed closing, "Devotedly yours in Christ".
Typed Sentiment signed in ink: "Devotedly yours in Christ,/Chas. E. Coughlin", 3¼x1½. Charles Coughlin (1891-1979) was a Roman Catholic priest whose radio broadcasts in the 1930s attracted as many as ten million listeners. Coughlin initially supported Franklin Roosevelt, even stating that "the New Deal is Christ's Deal." However, by 1934 Coughlin was moving in more radical directions, founding the National Union for Social Justice. Coughlin and the NUSJ became virulently anti-FDR, anti-capitalist and anti-communist, claiming that capitalism and communism were both Jewish conspiracies. Strongly isolationist, Coughlin began to praise Hitler, inserting whole paragraphs from German propaganda chieftain Joseph Goebbels into his own speeches and even giving the Nazi salute at rallies. Other Catholic leaders began to speak out against Coughlin, and the US government restricted his broadcast rights and then even his mailing privileges. Reduced to the status of a church priest, Coughlin continued to write pamphlets until his death. Top and left edges slightly ragged from trimming. Otherwise, fine condition
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