First Advisor

Jim F. Heath

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in History






United States. National Recovery Administration -- Public opinion, Public opinion -- Oregon



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1 online resource (64 p.)


The original response of Americans to the National Recovery Administration (NRA) was almost unbounded enthusiasm in mid-1933. But the enthusiasm of the public, business and labor for the NRA noticeably declined by early 1934 and it continued to decline until the NRA was declared unconstitutional in May of 1935. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether the response of Oregon to the NRA followed that of the nation.

Focusing mainly upon the Portland metropolitan area, this study is based on information drawn from newspapers and other primary source materials available for the period during which the NRA was in existence. While this study does not purport to be a definitive analysis of the response of Oregon to the NRA, it does, hopefully, outline the general reaction of that state as a whole.

The response of Oregon to the NRA roughly parallels the nation’s. The public, the business community, and the labor movement in Oregon responded to the NRA much in the same fashion as their counterparts nation-wide.


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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Mater of Arts in History

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