By Mitchell B. Lerner
This better half bargains an summary of Lyndon B. Johnson's lifestyles, presidency, and legacy, in addition to a close examine the significant arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in place of work.
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This left Billington unconvinced by arguments that Johnson moved from anti-civil rights stands in the 1930s and 1940s to pro-civil rights in the late 1950s simply because he was ambitious and opportunistic. Instead, he believed that Johnson saw himself as a consistent friend of African Americans, even when he voted against civil rights bills. The record of his three decades in Congress showed inconsistencies, but Johnson’s views on civil rights grew more expansive as his constituencies grew larger, from his House district, to his statewide constituency as a senator, and a 32 DONALD A.