Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate

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CHAPTER FIVE
Working Man's Friend

ON JANUARY 5, 1914, at the instigation of James Couzens and Horace Rackham, the Ford Motor Company announced that the following week, the work day would be reduced to eight hours, the immense Highland Park factory converted to three daily shifts instead of two—and the basic wage increased from three dollars a day to an astonishing five dollars a day. Male workers over the age of twenty-two, no matter what their color or nationality, would receive profit-sharing sufficient to achieve this level. Unfortunately, the women at the plant, who were paid at a rate of $2.07 a day, had been overlooked. But their turn would gradually come, once the men had been taken care of. 1

Couzens's inspiration was the bold stroke that brought Henry Ford into the public eye. The Boss took full advantage of the new- found spotlight and full credit for the idea as "the greatest revolu

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Chapter One - Mcguffeyland *
  • Chapter Two - The Great Questions *
  • Chapter Three - Tin Lizzie *
  • Chapter Four - The Christian Century *
  • Chapter Five - Working Man's Friend *
  • Chapter Six - I Know Who Caused the War *
  • Chapter Seven - The Bolshevik Menace *
  • Chapter Eight - Exit Mr. Pipp *
  • Chapter Nine - The Jewish Question *
  • Chapter Ten - Retaliation *
  • Chapter Eleven - The Talmud-Jew *
  • Chapter Twelve - Heinrich Ford *
  • Chapter Thirteen - Sapiro v. Ford *
  • Chapter Fourteen - Apology *
  • Chapter Fifteen - Apostle of Amity *
  • Chapter Sixteen - The Chosen People *
  • Chapter Seventeen - I Am Not a Jew Hater *
  • Chapter Eighteen - Hitler's Medal *
  • Chapter Nineteen - The Radio Priest *
  • Chapter Twenty - Transitions *
  • Afterword *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Bibliography *
  • Notes *
  • Permissions *
  • Index *
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