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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Randall B. Woods
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of politics, as well as the limits of liberalism. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Woods, Randall Bennett
Dewey number
973.923
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.W66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Social legislation
  • Liberalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 75
  • Chapter 4
  • Mandate: The Election of 1964
  • 101
  • Chapter 5
  • Liberal Nationalism Versus the American Creed: The Great Society from Schoolroom to Hospital
  • 127
  • Chapter 6
  • March to Freedom: Selma and the Voting Rights Act
  • 157
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Cultures of Poverty
  • 183
  • Chapter 8
  • Progressivism Redux: The Challenges of Social Engineering
  • 197
  • Chapter 9
  • Nativism at Bay: Immigration and the Latino Movement
  • 217
  • Chapter 10
  • "I Am a Roosevelt New Dealer": Liberalism Ascendant
  • New Conservation
  • 227
  • Chapter 11
  • Guns and Butter
  • 239
  • Chapter 12
  • Search for a New Kind of Freedom
  • 261
  • Chapter 13
  • Imp of the Perverse: Community Action and Welfare Rights
  • 15
  • 283
  • Chapter 14
  • Reform under Siege
  • 293
  • Chapter 15
  • Whiplash: Urban Rioting and the War on Crime
  • 309
  • Chapter 16
  • A "Rice-Roots Revolution": The Great Society in Vietnam
  • 327
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Abdication
  • 339
  • Chapter 18
  • American Dystopia
  • 359
  • Funding the Great Society and the War on Poverty
  • 43
  • Chapter 3
  • Second Reconstruction
Control code
ocn921864092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465050963
Lccn
2015040042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.923 W866 ; XX-N ; [A15BP013, #157, 2@32.00, wjm/cd]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 921864092
  • (OCoLC)921864092
Label
Prisoners of hope : Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism, Randall B. Woods
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 75
  • Chapter 4
  • Mandate: The Election of 1964
  • 101
  • Chapter 5
  • Liberal Nationalism Versus the American Creed: The Great Society from Schoolroom to Hospital
  • 127
  • Chapter 6
  • March to Freedom: Selma and the Voting Rights Act
  • 157
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Cultures of Poverty
  • 183
  • Chapter 8
  • Progressivism Redux: The Challenges of Social Engineering
  • 197
  • Chapter 9
  • Nativism at Bay: Immigration and the Latino Movement
  • 217
  • Chapter 10
  • "I Am a Roosevelt New Dealer": Liberalism Ascendant
  • New Conservation
  • 227
  • Chapter 11
  • Guns and Butter
  • 239
  • Chapter 12
  • Search for a New Kind of Freedom
  • 261
  • Chapter 13
  • Imp of the Perverse: Community Action and Welfare Rights
  • 15
  • 283
  • Chapter 14
  • Reform under Siege
  • 293
  • Chapter 15
  • Whiplash: Urban Rioting and the War on Crime
  • 309
  • Chapter 16
  • A "Rice-Roots Revolution": The Great Society in Vietnam
  • 327
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Abdication
  • 339
  • Chapter 18
  • American Dystopia
  • 359
  • Funding the Great Society and the War on Poverty
  • 43
  • Chapter 3
  • Second Reconstruction
Control code
ocn921864092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465050963
Lccn
2015040042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.923 W866 ; XX-N ; [A15BP013, #157, 2@32.00, wjm/cd]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 921864092
  • (OCoLC)921864092

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