• Creator
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
  • Created Date
  • 1939
  • Description
  • This letter expresses Eleanor Roosevelt's reaction to correspondence from Anna Louise Strong. Roosevelt expresses her mistrust of Stalin, based on what she's heard of the Great Purges. She reminds Strong of her sympathy to some elements of communist theory, but emphasizes her commitment to democracy and peace. Roosevelt remains dismayed by the Soviet Union's decision to sign a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, although she feels others al... more
    This letter expresses Eleanor Roosevelt's reaction to correspondence from Anna Louise Strong. Roosevelt expresses her mistrust of Stalin, based on what she's heard of the Great Purges. She reminds Strong of her sympathy to some elements of communist theory, but emphasizes her commitment to democracy and peace. Roosevelt remains dismayed by the Soviet Union's decision to sign a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, although she feels others also share in responsibility for the coming of the war, including British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and even the American government. less
  • Format
  • Letter (correspondence)
    2 leaves
    23.5 x 15.5 cm.
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010