By Mitchell B. Lerner
This better half bargains an outline of Lyndon B. Johnson's existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the valuable arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in workplace.
Read or Download A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson PDF
Best government books
During this quantity a world staff of members examines a number of points of contemporary Soviet East eu coverage towards the 3rd international. the 1st staff of essays are eager about wide facets of Soviet coverage, together with political relatives, Soviet perceptions of insurgency and counter-insurgency, and the Soviet use of propaganda within the 3rd international.
Makes a speciality of the state's efforts to industrialize Myanmar. reading advancements through the 1948-88 interval, this examine situates the Myanmar case in the developmental kingdom paradigm, wherein a critique of the investment-driven-pathway of Myanmar's political financial system less than socialist ethos is equipped.
Indonesia is the fourth so much populous state on this planet after China, India and the USA. it's also the world's biggest Muslim majority kingdom and the 3rd greatest democracy. Its economic system is presently the tenth greatest at the international scale. Indonesia is famous as an rising energy, and a revered member of the overseas group.
This quantity examines and applies classical and modern techniques of rhetorical idea and feedback to the context of overdue capitalism. each one contributor exhibits how discourse, its matters, and gear kin are irrevocably remodeled via neoliberalism. the gathering analyzes quite a number discourses and phenomena in neoliberalism together with: larger schooling reforms, computational tradition, Occupy Wall road protests, the activism of Warren Buffett, and the September 11 fact flow.
- The United States Constitution. Its History, Bill of Rights, and Amendments
- Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union: Between Europeanisation and National Adaptation (New Perspectives in German Studies)
- China: The Pessoptimist Nation
- The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAP
- The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics
Extra info for A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson
When Johnson succeeded to the presidency following John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Senator Douglas was in despair. It astonished him, therefore, when his old adversary became the impassioned advocate of the same issues over which they had once fought. Johnson not only promoted Kennedy’s civil rights bill but made it stronger, and then applied his legislative inﬂuence and tactical savvy to break the Southern ﬁlibuster and enact the bill into law. In 1965, he followed with the Voting Rights Act, striking at the core of Southern resistance to racial equality.
It was not lost on Johnson that Russell’s leadership of the Southern bloc made him a power in the Senate but undermined his presidential bid in 1952 by limiting his appeal outside of the South. To rise to power and get things done in the Senate, Johnson needed Russell, but Johnson also aspired to lead the nation, and did not want to be pegged as a regional politician. Other useful biographies of the Southern caucus include J. Harvie Wilkinson, Harry Byrd and the Changing Face of Virginia Politics, 1945–1966 (1968); Thomas A.
Bartley, Numan V. (1995). The New South, 1945–1980. Louisiana State University Press. Black, Earl and Black, Merle (1987). Politics and Society in the South. Harvard University Press. Black, Earl and Black, Merle (1992). The Vital South. Harvard University Press. Branch, Taylor (1998). Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963–1965. Simon and Schuster. Caro, Robert (1982). The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Path to Power. Vintage. Caro, Robert (1990). The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent.