By Mitchell B. Lerner
This better half deals an summary of Lyndon B. Johnson's existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to an in depth examine the critical arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in place of work.
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Extra resources for A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson
Hardeman and Donald C. Bacon’s Rayburn: A Biography (1987). Studies of Democratic liberals in Johnson’s time include LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer, Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church (1994); Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois (2002); Carl Solberg, Hubert Humphrey: A Biography (1984); Robert G. Kaufman, Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics (2000); Charles Fontenay, Estes Kefauver, 30 DONALD A. RITCHIE A Biography (1980); Herbert S. Parmet, Jack: The Struggles of John F.
THE CHANGING SOUTH 19 in some Southern states “became embroiled in the struggles between competing Democratic factions” (1995: 367–70). The Voting Rights Act of 1965, on the other hand, changed the South and Johnson’s relationship with Southerners permanently. Johnson had been reluctant to push segregationists too far or too fast on civil rights issues after passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but violent clashes between police and protestors in Selma, Alabama ultimately moved him to act. If too aggressive, Robert Dallek wrote, LBJ could “alienate Southern moderates, antagonize centrists everywhere, and block passage of a voting rights act.
The Life & Death of the Solid South: A Political History. University Press of Kentucky. Hamilton, Virginia Van der Veer (1987). Lister Hill: Statesman from the South. University of North Carolina Press. 36 DONALD A. RITCHIE Hardeman, D. B. and Bacon, Donald C. (1987). Rayburn: A Biography. Texas Monthly Press. Huitt, Ralph (1979). “Lyndon B. , Dodd, Lawrence, and Schott, Richard L. ), The Presidency and the Congress: A Shifting Balance of Power? Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, 253–64.
A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson by Mitchell B. Lerner