The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism

The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism

by Sidney M. Milkis

Product Details

University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
Political Development of the American Nation Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Lyndon Johnson, the Great Society, and the "twilight" of the modern presidency1
Pt. IRethinking the Great Society : ideology, institutions, and social movements51
Sixties civics53
Pluralism, postwar intellectuals, and the demise of the union idea83
Contested rights : the Great Society between home and work115
Making pluralism "Great" : beyond a recycled history of the Great Society145
Pt. IILyndon Johnson and the American presidency183
Lyndon Johnson in the shadow of Franklin Roosevelt185
Great societies and great empires : Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam214
Lyndon Johnson : means and ends, and what his presidency means in the end233
Pt. IIIThe Great society in action251
The politics of the Great Society253
The new politics of participatory democracy viewed through a feminist lens270
Freedom from ignorance? : the Great Society and the evolution of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965289
Medicare : The Great Society's enduring national health insurance program320
Justices and justice : reflections on the Warren Court's legacy351
Pt. IVLegacies363
The Great Society's Civil Rights legacy : continuity 1, discontinuity 3365
From tax and spend to mandate and sue : liberalism after the Great Society387
The Great Society and the demise of New Deal liberalism411

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