Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were arrested at a time when the domestic political scene of the United States was reflecting on and reacting to international tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. Post-war losses to Communism abroad gave politicians within the United States the opportunity to challenge and condemn Democratic leadership of the country. The struggle waged against Communism abroad and at home created an atmosphere of suspicion, fear, and intolerance which would be the background for Cold War subversion and espionage cases.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Inez M. Whitehead August, 1977

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