Start Date

18-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2018 10:15 AM

Disciplines

Social History | United States History

Subjects

Public opinion -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1935-1939 -- Public opinion, World War (1939-1945) -- United States, World War (1939-1945) -- Public opinion

Description

The 1930’s saw the widespread use of public opinion polling as a way to inform lawmakers and the general public alike of where the masses stood on issues. These polls, paired with newspapers and magazines from the time period, offer a rich glimpse into 1930’s United States. This paper will pull on this extensive pool of primary sources to illustrate the story of the United States’ shift from isolationism to interventionism in the era of Nazi Germany, appeasement, and World War II.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24765

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Apr 18th, 9:00 AM Apr 18th, 10:15 AM

An Examination of American Isolationism Through Public Opinion, 1935-1939

The 1930’s saw the widespread use of public opinion polling as a way to inform lawmakers and the general public alike of where the masses stood on issues. These polls, paired with newspapers and magazines from the time period, offer a rich glimpse into 1930’s United States. This paper will pull on this extensive pool of primary sources to illustrate the story of the United States’ shift from isolationism to interventionism in the era of Nazi Germany, appeasement, and World War II.