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From the Publisher"Carter skillfully weaves such competing perspectives into a narrative that explains the highly contested nature of the civil rights movement."
-North Carolina Historical Review
"An important contribution to scholarship on the 1960s in America."
-American Historical Review
"Carter's analysis of [Lyndon B. Johnson]'s second term, especially his close attention to the details of the administration's civil rights policymaking, makes this book well worth reading….His research, especially his use of the records of the Johnson administration, is commendable."
"Carter's thoughtful analysis . . . should hit almost all of the right notes for readers interested in civil rights and the presidency in the 1960s."
-The Journal of American History
"The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement…offer[s] an important window into the conflicts between the federal and local amid the civil rights movement….Students of civil rights will find this work indispensable in enhancing their understanding of both the complex goals and reservations of the Johnson administration."
-Essays in History
"An important addition to the growing literature about the civil rights movement. . . . Recommended."
"An in-depth examination of the complicated relationship between and within U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration and grassroots civil rights activism. . . . Afford[s] the reader a vision of the complexity of those times."
-Ethnic and Racial Studies
"A brilliantly fascinating history of the Johnson administration . . . brimming with political detail. . . . Meticulous in detail and covers the drama from one set piece to another and is highly recommended."
-Journal of American Studies
"Seek[s] to tell a more complicated, uneven story. . . . Provides an important supplement to the works of Steven F. Lawson, Susan Youngblood Ashmore, Gareth Davies, Hugh Davis Graham, and Taylor Branch."
"[Carter's] combination of views from the top levels of government to the nation's poorest neighborhoods provides valuable insight into developments during these crucial few years."
-Journal of Southern History