The Great Society

50 Years Later
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Author(s): The Washington Post
Original Publish Date: Sep 14, 2014
Product Number: EB00753826
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781626814103
Publisher: Diversion Books
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Description

A stirring profile of our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, who presided over one of the most tumultuous eras in our country's history. Lyndon B. Johnson's unprecedented and ambitious domestic vision in the 1960s changed the nation. It unraveled and restitched the very fabric of the American life. It knocked down racial barriers, provided health care for the elderly and food for the poor, sustained orchestras and museums in cities across the country, and put seat belts and padded dashboards in every automobile. But it also carved the deep philosophical divide that has come to define the nation's harsh politics. Half a century later, the policies of Lyndon B. Johnson continue to define politics and power in America. The Great Society: 50 Years Later is a series from the Washington Post that examines the legacy—and limits—of Johnson's deeply humanistic, and profoundly revolutionary social agenda.

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