Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents

Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents

by Bruce J. Schilman, Bruce J. Schulman
     
 

Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson's career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism. The author includes 15 documents - Johnson's own speeches as well as assessments of the president and his programs by… See more details below

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Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson's career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism. The author includes 15 documents - Johnson's own speeches as well as assessments of the president and his programs by contemporaries and later scholars - that give readers the opportunity to examine LBJ's career firsthand and to evaluate its impact. The book also contains photographs and cartoons from the period, an LBJ chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

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"This short, well-paced, well-told story of LBJ and liberalism amazes and impresses me. My students loved learning from it; I loved teaching from it."—Gil Troy, McGill University
"This account is the best brief introduction to one of this nation's most enduringly fascinating and enigmatic presidents. Schulman, in a fair, careful, and insightful manner, grapples with Lyndon Johnson's earthy folksiness, grandiose dreams, and tragic miscalculations. This is an excellent textbook."—Carlos Blanton, Texas A&M University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312102821
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/15/1995
Series:
Bedford Series in History and Culture
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.65(d)

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