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A companion to Lyndon B. Johnson [electronic resource] /
edited by Mitchell B. Lerner.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
description
xii, 604 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1444333895 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781444333893 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
isbn
1444333895 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781444333893 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The changing South / Jeff Woods -- LBJ in the House and Senate / Donald A. Ritchie -- The vice presidency / Marc J. Selverstone -- Lady Bird Johnson / Lisa M. Burns -- Management and vision / Sean J. Savage -- The war on poverty / Edward R. Schmitt -- African-American civil rights / Kent B. Germany -- Mexican Americans / Lorena Oropeza -- Women's issues / Susan M. Hartmann -- Health care / Larry DeWitt and Edward D. Berkowitz -- Environmental policy / Martin V. Melosi -- American immigration policy / Donna R. Gabaccia and Maddalena Marinari -- LBJ and the Constitution / Robert David Johnson -- The urban crisis / David Steigerwald -- Education reform / Lawrence J. McAndrews -- Domestic insurgencies / Doug Rossinow -- LBJ and the conservative movement / Jeff Roche -- Decisions for war / Andrew Preston -- Fighting the Vietnam War / Robert D. Schulzinger -- The war at home / Mary Ann Wynkoop -- The war from the other side / Pierre Asselin -- Latin America / Alan McPherson -- Europe / Thomas Alan Schwartz -- LBJ and the Cold War / John Dumbrell -- The Middle East / Peter L. Hahn -- LBJ and the new global challenges / Mark Atwood Lawrence -- How great was the Great Society? / Sidney M. Milkis -- Lyndon B. Johnson and the world / Nicholas Evan Sarantakes -- The legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson / Andrew L. Johns.
catalogue key
8310996
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [521]-581) and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2012-08-01:
Lerner has edited a compendium that will be of interest not only to scholars of Lyndon Johnson, but also to those with a desire to delve into the issues and personalities that grabbed headlines during the LBJ era. Essays focus on Vietnam, foreign affairs and the struggle against communism, the civil rights movement, and the Great Society programs that greatly expanded the role of the federal government. Of special interest is Jeff Roche's essay on the rise of a new conservatism, as opponents of Johnson's policies rallied around Senator Barry M. Goldwater's quixotic presidential campaign. This led to the embryonic beginnings of the New Right, which bore fruit with the election of Ronald Reagan to the White House in 1980. In addition, Sidney Milkis's retrospective on the Great Society and Andrew L. Johns's examination of LBJ himself and his qualities of leadership are both thoughtful and focused, raising excellent points for future discussion and debate. There are numerous collections of ruminations and opinions about the significance of the LBJ period in US history, but this volume offers some refreshing interpretations. Fine bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. S. K. Hauser Marquette University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This volume of essays is a superb contribution to the growing body of scholarship on LBJ and his presidency. Lerner, himself one of the country's leading experts on Johnson, has assembled a first-rate cast of contributors." Randall B. Woods, author , LBJ: Architect of American Ambition "For all serious scholars and students of Lyndon Johnson-and given the long-term consequences of Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1960s broadly, aren't we all?-Lerner's compilation is a must-read to truly understand the man and his era." - Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse '52 Founders Professor, Texas A&M University#60;br /> "The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut
"This volume of essays is a superb contribution to the growing body of scholarship on LBJ and his presidency. Lerner, himself one of the country's leading experts on Johnson, has assembled a first-rate cast of contributors." Randall B. Woods, author , LBJ: Architect of American Ambition "For all serious scholars and students of Lyndon Johnson-and given the long-term consequences of Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1960s broadly, aren't we all?-Lerner's compilation is a must-read to truly understand the man and his era." - Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse '52 Founders Professor, Texas A&M University "The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut
"This volume of essays is a superb contribution to the growing body of scholarship on LBJ and his presidency. Lerner, himself one of the country's leading experts on Johnson, has assembled a first-rate cast of contributors." - Randall B. Woods, author , LBJ: Architect of American Ambition "For all serious scholars and students of Lyndon Johnson--and given the long-term consequences of Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1960s broadly, aren't we all?--Lerner's compilation is a must-read to truly understand the man and his era." - Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse '52 Founders Professor, Texas A&M University "The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." - Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
From Vietnam to the Great Society to the Civil Rights reforms, the Johnson presidency saw a barrage of controversial but important measures that generate almost as much dispute today as they did when they were enacted. This collection offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office. The essays examine the traditional understandings of the president’s interaction with the major issues facing America, and the world, in the mid-1960s, while incorporating the dramatic new interpretations that have resulted from the recent release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President. A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson brings together the emerging historiographical writing on the 36th President of the United States and is the definitive guide to the evolution and current status of Johnson scholarship.
Back Cover Copy
From Vietnam to the Great Society to the Civil Rights reforms, the Johnson presidency saw a barrage of controversial but important measures that generate almost as much dispute today as they did when they were enacted. This collection offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office. The essays examine the traditional understandings of the presidents interaction with the major issues facing America, and the world, in the mid-1960s, while incorporating the dramatic new interpretations that have resulted from the recent release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President. A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson brings together the emerging historiographical writing on the 36th President of the United States and is the definitive guide to the evolution and current status of Johnson scholarship.
Long Description
From Vietnam to the Great Society to the Civil Rights reforms, the Johnson presidency saw a barrage of controversial but important measures that generate almost as much dispute today as they did when they were enacted. This collection offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnsons life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office. The essays examine the traditional understandings of the president's interaction with the major issues facing America, and the world, in the mid-1960s, while incorporating the dramatic new interpretations that have resulted from the recent release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President. A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson brings together the emerging historiographical writing on the 36th President of the United States and is the definitive guide to the evolution and current status of Johnson scholarship.
Main Description
This companion offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office. Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historical significance of his years as president Covers the full range of topics, from the social and civil rights reforms of the Great Society to the increased American involvement in Vietnam Incorporates the dramatic new evidence that has come to light through the release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President
Main Description
This companion offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnsons life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office. Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historical significance of his years as president Covers the full range of topics, from the social and civil rights reforms of the Great Society to the increased American involvement in Vietnam Incorporates the dramatic new evidence that has come to light through the release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Pre-Presidential Yearsp. 5
The Changing Southp. 7
LBJ in the House and Senatep. 23
The Vice Presidencyp. 38
Lyndon B. Johnson's White Housep. 57
Lady Bird Johnsonp. 59
Management and Visionp. 76
Domestic Policyp. 91
The War on Povertyp. 93
African-American Civil Rightsp. 111
Mexican Americansp. 132
Women's Issuesp. 149
HealthCarep. 163
Environmental Policyp. 187
American Immigration Policyp. 210
LBJ and the Constitutionp. 228
The Urban Crisisp. 245
Education Reformp. 263
Domestic Insurgenciesp. 278
LBJ and the Conservative Movementp. 295
Vietnamp. 319
Decisions for Warp. 321
Fighting the Vietnam Warp. 336
The War at Homep. 350
The War from the Other Sidep. 367
Beyond Vietnamp. 385
Latin Americap. 387
Europep. 406
LBJ and the Cold Warp. 420
The Middle Eastp. 439
LBJ and the New Global Challengesp. 450
Final Reckoningsp. 467
How Great was the Great Society?p. 469
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Worldp. 487
The Legacy of Lyndon B. Johnsonp. 504
Bibliographyp. 521
Indexp. 583
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