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RO-10641-70

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Henry Turner (Project Director: 07/01/1970 to present)

The Role of Big Business in the Rise to Power of German Socialism

To examine extent to which German big business aided the National Socialist party in acquistion of power, by reconstructing comprehensive record of political attitudes and activities of big business from 1928 to Hitler's assumption of power 1933. ABSTRACT: Continuation of H69-0-131, project to examine extent to which German big business aided the National Socialist party in acquistion of power, by reconstructing comprehensive record of political attitudes and activities of big business from 1928 to Hitler's assumption of power 1933. PI hopes to resolve long-standing controversy centering around Marxist view that big business and capitalism bear prime responsibility for triumph of National Socialism, a view accepted by some non-Marxists and challenged by others. Study will analyze nature and effectiveness of big business's active role in political process; research relationship between big business and finances of political parties; discuss indirect influence sometimes exerted by big business of politics; show that German big business was fragmented by conflicting interests and outlooks; determine effect of economic interests, social status, ideological considerations on attitudes and activities of big business; and compare political role of big business in German with other countries. Study had implications for relationship between economic power and political power and direction; for validity of Marxist views of causation; and for study of innerworkings of twenthieth century industrial society during time of economic and social stress. As such has potential relevance for other modern societies. Funds for stipend, travel, supplies, stenographer.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$5,776 (approved)
$5,776 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1970 – 6/30/1971