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Free download ë Prisoners of Hope í ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Prisoners of Hope Author Randall B. Woods – Citybreakscheap.co.uk President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact Over the course of his time in office Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed PresidenKINDLE Prisoners of Hope Author Randall B. Woods Citybreakscheap.co.uk President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact Over the course of his time in office Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact Over the course of his time in office Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed to address an extraordinary array of social issues Poverty and racial injustice were foremost among them but the Great Society included legislation on issues ranging from health care to immigration to education and environmental protection But while the Great Society was undeniably ambitious it was Prisoners.

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Of PDF/EPUB ² by no means perfect In Prisoners of Hope prize winning historian Randall B Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics as well as its limitsSoon after becoming president Johnson achieved major legislative victories with the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act But he wasn't prepared for the substantial backlash that ensued Community Action Programs were painted as dangerously subversive at worst a forum for minority criminals and at best a conduit through which the federal government and the inner city poor could bypass the existing power structure Affirmative action was rife with controversy and the War on Poverty was denounced by conservatives as the cause of civil disorder and disreg.

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Prisoners of HopeArd for the law As opposition first from white conservatives but then also some liberals and African Americans mounted Johnson was forced to make a number of devastating concessions in order to secure the future of the Great Society Even as many Americans benefited millions were left disappointed from suburban whites to the new anti war left to African Americans The Johnson administration's efforts to draw on aspects of the Great Society to build a viable society in South Vietnam ultimately failed and as the war in Vietnam descended into uagmire the president's credibility plummeted even furtherA cautionary tale about the unintended conseuences of even well intentioned policy Prisoners of Hope offers a nuanced portrait of America's most ambitious—and controversial—domestic policy agenda since the New Deal.

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  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    Free download ë Prisoners of Hope Prisoners of HopeThe great society of LBJ is much derided by conservatives but hasn't gotten a decent historical treatment As far as its objectives Medicare Strengthening the social safety net for a time and moving on civil rights it was a success but Vietnam cities in the north burning in the long hot summers of the midsixties and the white backlash brought the optimism surrounding the great society down The momentum LBJ had after crushing goldwater was dissipated in the apocalytic atmosphere of the later sixties and dismissed in the gloom of the seventies and the conservatives have been ascendant ever since A lot of things that happened after the great society and LBJ had left the scene made his project the conservative poster child for


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