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The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s

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An engaging be hind-the-scenes look at the lesser-known forces that fueled the profound social reforms of the 1960s

Provocative and incisive , The Liberal Hour reveals how Washington, so often portrayed as a target of reform in the 1960s, was in fact the era's most effective engine of change. The movements of the 1960s have always drawn the most attention from the decade's chroniclers, but it was in the halls of government-so often the target of protesters' wrath-that the enduring reforms of the era were produced. With nuance and panache, Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot present the real-life characters-from giants like JFK and Johnson to lesser-known senators and congressmen-who drove these reforms and were critical to the passage of key legislation. The Liberal Hour offers an engrossing portrait of this extraordinary moment when more progressive legislation was passed than in almost any other era in American history.

About the Author

G. Calvin Mackenzie is the Goldfarb Family Professor of Government at Colby College. He has written or edited more than a dozen books on American government and public policy.

Robert Weisbrot is the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Colby College. Both authors live in Waterville, Maine.

Table of Contents

The Liberal Hour Introduction

1. America in the Postwar Years

2. Politics and the Liberal Arc

3. The Federal Colossus

4. Free At Last

5. To Protect the Planet

6. The Hour of Maximum Danger

7. A TVA in the Mekong Valley

8. The End of the Liberal Hour

Conclusion: The Durable Decade

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143115465
Author:
Mackenzie, G Calvin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Weisbrot, Robert
Author:
MacKenzie, G. Calvin
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1960-1980.
Subject:
Social change -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin History of American Life
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert on text stock
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.32x5.48x.98 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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