A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson by Mitchell B. Lerner

By Mitchell B. Lerner

This spouse deals an summary of Lyndon B. Johnson's lifestyles, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the primary arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in workplace.

  • Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historic value of his years as president
  • Covers the whole diversity of issues, from the social and civil rights reforms of the good Society to the elevated American involvement in Vietnam
  • Incorporates the dramatic new proof that has come to gentle in the course of the unencumber of round 8,000 cellphone conversations and conferences that Johnson secretly recorded as President
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    A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

    This better half deals an summary of Lyndon B. Johnson's lifestyles, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the valuable arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in workplace.
    Explores the legacy of Johnson and the old value of his years as president
    Covers the complete diversity of issues, from the social and civil rights reforms of the good Society to the elevated American involvement in Vietnam
    Incorporates the dramatic new proof that has come to gentle in the course of the unlock of round 8,000 cell conversations and conferences that Johnson secretly recorded as President

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    The trend away from the left’s hostility toward Johnson continued in Bruce J. Schulman’s compact Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism (1995), which accepted Johnson as a dominant figure who linked liberalism from the 1930s through the 1970s, and who personified a liberal, activist government willing to take on any challenge. Johnson became the architect of the liberal movement’s most important achievements, and the agent of its demise. As a legislator, Johnson had adopted a slow, cautious approach to everything from McCarthyism to civil rights, and these tactics generally succeeded.

    Burns, James MacGregor (1963). The Deadlock of Democracy: Four-Party Politics in America. Prentice Hall. Byrd, Robert C. (1989). The Senate, 1789–1989: Addresses on the History of the United States Senate. S. Doc. 100–20. Government Printing Office. Byrd, Robert C. (2005) Child of the Appalachian Coalfields. West Virginia University Press. Campbell, Karl E. (2007). Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers. University of North Carolina Press. Caro, Robert A. (1982, 1990, 2002). The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power (1982); Means of Ascent (1990); Master of the Senate (2002).

    Even legislators of the Deep South,” Randall Woods wrote, “were not willing to argue publicly that qualified individuals did not have the right to vote” (p. 586). ” In Mississippi, black registration rose from 6% to 44% in three years. “The act transformed Southern politics,” Conkin argued, so much so that a “decade later, former race baiters like George Wallace of Alabama would campaign actively for black votes and, surprisingly, often get them” (p. 217). Indeed, Robert Dallek declared, the 1965 Voting Rights Act increased black electoral participation so much that “white politicians seeking black votes abandoned the region’s traditional racist demagoguery” (1998: 220–1).

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