The Evaluation of Presidents: An Extension of the Schlesinger Polls

@article{Maranell1970TheEO,
  title={The Evaluation of Presidents: An Extension of the Schlesinger Polls},
  author={Gary M. Maranell},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  year={1970},
  volume={57},
  pages={104-113}
}
  • Gary M. Maranell
  • Published 1970
  • History
  • The Journal of American History
  • IN 1948 and again in 1962, Arthur M. Schlesinger asked panels of historians and political scientists to rate the Presidents of the United States in categories ranging from "great" to "failure." Although these polls have been subjected to criticism, they have proved useful.' But there are serious problems inherent in this type of research. This essay enlarges upon the Schlesinger polls, as well as updates them. It also introduces crucial methodological changes such as the use of… CONTINUE READING
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