The Resource Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods

Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods

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Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism
Title
Prisoners of hope
Title remainder
Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism
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Randall B. Woods
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eminent historian charts the origins and impact of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society "--
  • "In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall B. Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits. During his first two years in office, Johnson passed a host of historic liberal legislation as part of his Great Society campaign, from the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the 1964 Food Stamp Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. But Johnson's ambitious vision for constructing a better, stronger America contained within it the seeds of the program's own destruction. A consummate legislator, Johnson controlled Congress like no president before or since. But as Woods shows, Johnson faced mounting resistance to his legislative initiatives after the 1966 midterm elections, and not always from the Southern whites who are typically thought to have been his opponents. As white opposition to his policies mounted, Johnson was forced to make a number of devastating concessions in order to secure the passage of further Great Society legislation. Even as Americans benefited from the Great Society, millions were left disappointed, from suburban whites to the new anti-war left to urban blacks. Their disillusionment would help give rise to powerful new factions in both the Democratic and Republican parties. The issues addressed by Lyndon Johnson and his cohort remain before the American people today, as we've witnessed in the fight for Obamacare, the racial unrest in St. Louis and Baltimore, and the bitter debate over immigration. As Prisoners of Hope tragically demonstrates, America is still fundamentally at war over the legacy of the Great Society"--
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1944-
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Woods, Randall Bennett
Dewey number
973.923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.W66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • United States
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Social legislation
  • Liberalism
  • United States
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Economic policy
  • Liberalism
  • Politics and government
  • Social legislation
  • Social policy
  • United States
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Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921864092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780465050963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015040042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921864092
Label
Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921864092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780465050963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015040042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921864092

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