Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 2

Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 2

by Bruce J. Schulman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403971536

ISBN-13: 9781403971531

Pub. Date: 09/05/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403971531
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism1
1"The Perfect Roosevelt Man": Young Lyndon Johnson, 1908-19485
2Democratic Leader: Senator Johnson, 1948-196034
3"Let Us Continue": LBJ and the Kennedy Legacy, 1960-196457
4The Great Society81
5Shall We Overcome? LBJ and the Civil Rights Revolution104
6"That Bitch of a War": LBJ and Vietnam125
7Dumping Johnson: The Decline and Fall of American Liberalism155
Pt. 2The Documents167
8Perspectives on the Great Society169
1"Let Us Continue": LBJ's First Speech as President169
Address before a Joint Session of the Congress, November 27, 1963169
2Launching the Great Society173
Remarks at the University of Michigan, May 22, 1964174
3A Poverty Warrior Defends the Great Society177
How Great Was the Great Society?178
4A Historian Critiques the Great Society185
From The Great Society: A Twenty-Year Critique185
5Poverty: The Statistical Record, 1960-1990189
Census Bureau Table: Persons Below Poverty Level190
9Racial Conflict and the Civil Rights Revolution192
6"We Shall Overcome": The Voting Rights Speech192
The American Promise: Special Message to the Congress, March 15, 1965193
7A New Militance in Black America198
"We Must Be in a Position of Power": Address before the CORE National Convention, July 1, 1965199
8From Civil Rights to Affirmative Action200
"To Fulfill These Rights": Address at Howard University, June 4, 1965201
9War at Home and Abroad: Martin Luther King, Jr., Opposes the Vietnam War208
"Beyond Vietnam": Speech at Riverside Church Meeting, April 4, 1967208
10Vietnam213
10LBJ Outlines His War Aims213
"Peace Without Conquest": Address at Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 1965213
11The Decision to Escalate - 1965220
From A Very Human President, July 1965221
12We Can Win in Vietnam: Hawks Criticize LBJ's Strategy226
"What Is the President Waiting for?" June 28, 1966226
13The Student Left Opposes LBJ228
"The Incredible War": Speech at the Washington Antiwar March, April 17, 1965229
11The End of Liberalism233
14LBJ Insists on Guns and Butter233
Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 12, 1966234
15The Liberal Coalition Breaks Up235
The Forgotten American, August 1969235
An LBJ Chronology (1908-1975)247
Suggestions for Further Reading253
Index259

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