Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Harl A. Dalstrom


That small business was essential to the American way of life was an unquestionable tenet of both liberals and conservatives in the government prior to and during the Second World War. Both political factions also agreed that the war needed to be won and that great sacrifices would be necessary in order to achieve that victory. Beyond these two basic areas of agreement, however, great divergence as to the methods to be used for conserving and protecting small business while fighting an all-out war for survival soon became apparent. Nowhere was this conflict more obvious than in the formation of the Speical Committee to Study and Survey Problems of Small Business Enterprises of the United States Senate (hereafter referred to as the Senate Small Business Committee) and in the hearings, debates, and legislation which were direct results of it's investigations.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1975, Catherine Neff Bugg

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