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Stretching from November 1963 to January 1969, the administration of Lyndon Baines Johnson was marked both by division and tumult and by significant accomplishments. In this volume, Robert Divine has brought together seven senior scholars who, in new essays, explore aspects of domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson years. This collection is a sequel to Divine’s earlier volume (originally published as Exploring the Johnson Years).

The seven essays that compose Volume Two, together with Divine’s incisive and perceptive historiographical overview, offer new insights into Johnson’s complex character and leadership style. The LBJ that emerges from these pages is a very human figure who understands the corrosive, pervasive impact of the Vietnam War on his administration and who struggles to try to preserve the domestic programs he fought so long and hard to achieve.

In exploring the antiwar movement, tax and foreign economic policies, environmental and health care questions, and the space program, these essays demonstrate how domestic issues were critically affected by the Vietnam War and provide a fuller understanding of Johnson’s vital but flawed legacy to the nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  1. 1. The Johnson Revival: A Bibliographical Appraisal
  2. Robert A. Divine
  3. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part 1. The Impact of Vietnam
  1. 2. Lyndon Johnson and the Antiwar Opposition
  2. Charles DeBenedetti
  3. pp. 21-53
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  1. 3. The Economic Education of Lyndon Johnson
  2. Donald F. Kettl
  3. pp. 54-78
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  1. 4. Foreign Aid and the Balance-of-Payments Problem
  2. Burton I. Kaufman
  3. pp. 79-110
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  1. Part 2. Protecting the Environment
  1. 5. Lyndon Johnson and Environmental Policy
  2. Martin V. Melosi
  3. pp. 111-149
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  1. 6. Lady Bird Johnson and Beautification
  2. Lewis L. Gould
  3. pp. 150-180
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  1. Part 3. Science and Public Policy
  1. 7. The War on Disease
  2. Clarence G. Lasby
  3. pp. 181-216
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  1. 8. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Space
  2. Robert A. Divine
  3. pp. 217-254
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700630868
Related ISBN(s)
9780700604647
MARC Record
OCLC
1252623403
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2021-05-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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