Curbing campaign cash : Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, and the politics of progressive reform / Paula Baker.

Author
Baker, Paula [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
Description
ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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In the 1918 Michigan race for the US Senate, auto-tycoon Henry Ford faced off against a less well-known industrialist, Truman Newberry. Bent on countering Ford's fame and endorsement from President Wilson, Newberry's campaign spent an extravagant amount, in fact much more than the law seemed to allow. This led to his conviction under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act - but also to his eventual exoneration in the first camapign finance case to be decided by the US Supreme Court.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Just politics
  • Detroit
  • Laws and effects
  • Michigan
  • Washington
  • Scandal.
ISBN
  • 9780700618637 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0700618635 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2012021650
OCLC
788282816
Other standard number
  • 40021618489
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