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Shapers of the great debate on the Great Society : a biographical dictionary / Lawson Bowling
Bib ID 3412138
Format BookBook
Author
Bowling, Lawson, 1954-
 
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Description Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2005 
xvii, 320 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0313314349
Series

Shapers of the great American debates, 1099-2693 ; no. 5.

Summary

"In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson announced his vision of the Great Society, a plan to use the power of the national government to create a better society. Johnson's Great Society was all-encompassing, but the debate about its particulars centered on specific questions dealing with civil rights, poverty, federal aid to education, health care, and the proper role of the national government and its appropriate limitation. This work describes the lives of the individuals involved in these debates and presents their varying perspectives on these issues. Readers will understand how both these individuals' lives and the times in which they found themselves living shaped their political and philosophical views. Biographies include Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Strom Thurmond, and Edith Green. An introductory essay, an appendix of shorter entries on additional figures, and a bibliography are also included."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Michael Harrington (1928-1989)
  • Lyndon Johnson (1908-1973)
  • Wilbur Cohen (1913-1987)
  • Richard Goodwin (1931- )
  • Walter Reuther (1907-1970)
  • Joseph Califano (1931- )
  • Sargent Shriver (1915- )
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
  • Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)
  • William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925- )
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Politicians -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.  |  Social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.  |  Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.  |  United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Dictionaries.  |  United States -- History -- 1961-1969 -- Biography -- Dictionaries.  |  United States -- Social policy -- Dictionaries.

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