Portland State University. Department of History
Jim F. Heath
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource. Digitized photocopy of typescript.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States, United States -- History -- 1933-1945
Reviewing the scope and credibility of C. Wright Mills' provocative study, The Power Elite, for a seminar on U. S. in the Sixties prompted my interest in the validity of assessing the historical process by means of the elitist perspective. This coupled with my belief that the New Deal era ushered in a new chapter in the political history of the United States precipitated an investigation of the elitist perspective and how that perspective illuminated the conditions of historical change effected by the New Deal.
Volk, Diane Theresa, "The Circulation of Elites in Twentieth Century American History: The New Deal as Case Study" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2440.