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Download e-book for iPad: A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson by Mitchell B. Lerner

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.

  • Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historic value of his years as president
  • Covers the whole variety of subject matters, from the social and civil rights reforms of the good Society to the elevated American involvement in Vietnam
  • Incorporates the dramatic new facts that has come to mild during the unlock of round 8,000 telephone conversations and conferences that Johnson secretly recorded as President
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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.

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