Historical dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson era

Burns, R and Siracusa, J 2007, Historical dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson era, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, USA.


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Title Historical dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson era
Author(s) Burns, R
Siracusa, J
Year 2007
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Place of publication Lanham, USA
Subjects International Relations
Summary In the history of the United States, few periods could more justly be regarded as the best and worst of times than the Kennedy-Johnson era. The arrival of John F. Kennedy in the White House in 1961 unleashed an unprecedented wave of hope and optimism in a large segment of the population - a wave that would come crashing down when he was assassinated only a few years later. His successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, enjoyed less popularity, but he was one of the most experienced and skilled presidents the country had ever seen and he promised a Great Society to rival Kennedy's New Frontier. Both presidents were embroiled in foreign policy disasters: Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs fiasco, although he came out ahead on the Cuban missile crisis, and Johnson by the backlash of the Vietnam War. The 1960s witnessed unprecedented progress toward racial and sexual equality, but it also played host to race and urban riots.
Copyright notice © R. Dean Burns and J M. Siracusa
ISBN 978-0-8108-5842-8
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