CHARLES COUGHLIN - TYPED SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 23134
FATHER CHARLES COUGHLIN Clipped ink signature beneath a typed sentiment, affixed to an album leaf Typed Sentiment signed in ink: "Cordially yours,/Chas. E. Coughlin", small slip affixed to a 6x4½ album leaf.
Sale Price $81.00
FATHER CHARLES COUGHLIN
Clipped ink signature beneath a typed sentiment, affixed to an album leaf
Typed Sentiment signed in ink: "Cordially yours,/Chas. E. Coughlin", small slip affixed to a 6x4½ album leaf. Charles Coughlin (1891-1979) was a Roman Catholic priest whose radio broadcasts in the 1930s attracted as many as 10 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. Lightly soiled and wrinkled from adhesive. Binding holes at left edge of leaf. Lightly soiled and worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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