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Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of U.S

ISBN: UOM:39015073900212

Category: History

Page: 396

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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 dogged by foreign policy disasters: Kennedy by the Bay of Pigs fiasco, although he came out ahead on the Cuban missile crisis, and Johnson from 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. And while impressive advances in the sciences and arts were fueling the American imagination, the counterculture rejected it all. The Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442237926

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

View: 845

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about John F. Kennedy.

The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870428

Category: History

Page: 430

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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 dogged by foreign policy disasters: Kennedy by the Bay of Pigs fiasco, although he came out ahead on the Cuban missile crisis, and Johnson from 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. And while impressive advances in the sciences and arts were fueling the American imagination, the counterculture rejected it all. The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.

Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era

Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864108

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Nixon-Ford Era witnessed one of the most controversial presidential eras, yet despite all of the turmoil, progress was made. The Vietnam War eventually wound down, the Cold War went through a phase of dZtente, relations were established with China, civil rights progressed, the situation of African Americans and Native Americans improved, and Women's Liberation altered the status of half of the population. The Historical Dictionary of the Nixon-Ford Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.

Historical Dictionary of the United States

Historical Dictionary of the United States

Author: Kenneth J. Panton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124208

Category: History

Page: 783

View: 509

Historical Dictionary of the United States contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era

Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era

Author: Richard S. Conley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538101810

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 336

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, events, institutions, policies, and issues.

Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny

Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny

Author: Mark R. Cheathem

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442273207

Category: History

Page: 558

View: 346

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Author: Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249592

Category: History

Page: 356

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The Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples.

Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution

Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution

Author: Richard S. Conley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271876

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key figures in the Founding, Supreme Court chief justices, explanations of the Articles and Amendments to the Constitution, and key Supreme Court cases. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the U.S. Constitution.

Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court

Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court

Author: Artemus Ward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810875210

Category: Political Science

Page: 686

View: 997

The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on every justice, major case, issue, and process that comprises the Court’s work.

Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

Author: Kenneth J. Blume

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442273337

Category: Political Science

Page: 597

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The period encompassed by this volume—with the start of the Civil War and World War I as bookends—has gone by a number of colorful names: The Imperial Years, The New American Empire, America’s Rise to World Power, Imperial Democracy, The Awkward Years, or Prelude to World Power, for example. A different organizing theme would describe the period as one in which a transformation took place in American foreign relations. But whatever developments or events historians have emphasized, there is general agreement that the period was one in which something changed in the American approach to the world. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about diplomacy during this period.

Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era

Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era

Author: Richard S. Conley

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873964

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 585

The Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era covers both sides of the Clinton presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders. This book is a vital access point for students, researchers, and anyone interested in the presidency of Bill Clinton.