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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

History

Degree Name

Thesis (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

1971

Abstract

Investigation and examination of some American attitudes to the Soviet Union, like all attitudinal studies, pose severe problems for the historian. First, it is difficult to identify members of the business and banking community in any detail, because of the anonimity of much of the source material. It is also difficult to determine how representative were the viev;s expressed, or if certain groups of businessmen preferred one kind of action to another. Even Profesbor Filene, by analyzing the "opinions and attitudes only of those who made their views known" does not solve the identity problem.^ Many views on the Soviet Union were anonymously expressed or reported in a 2 business paper like the V/9,11 Street Journal * making it hard to determine whether these were the opinions of the reporter, editor or editorial board. How many of the newspaper's readers shared these views? Were the readers all businessmen? These remain insoluble problems for the present, since it has been impossible to locate distributJ.on figures for the Journal

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/7cag-wm71

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