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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

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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)

Meet the Author

BRUCE J. SCHULMAN is professor of history and American studies at Boston University. He is the author of The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics (2001), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980 (1991). A frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Jose Mercury News and numerous other publications, Professor Schulman has held research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and the Marjorie Kovler Fund of the Blum-Kovler Foundation. In 2004, the Organization of American Historians named him to its Distinguished Lectureship program. Schulman is currently at work on a volume for the Oxford History of the United States series covering the years 1896-1929.

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