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Author Young, Nancy Beck, author.

Title Two suns of the Southwest : Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the 1964 battle between liberalism and conservatism / Nancy Beck Young.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  324.9730904 Y86s 2019    New Books Axe (2nd Fl)  Available
Description xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series American presidential elections
American presidential elections.
Summary "Two Suns of the Southwest: Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the 1964 Battle Between Liberalism and Conservatism explores the 1964 presidential election and its legacy for modern American politics. The contest was simultaneously a showdown between liberalism and conservatism and between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Two more unlikely messengers could not be envisioned. Johnson's liberalism was suspect among east coast liberals while Goldwater's conservatism was far to the right of what had been normal in previous decades. Both suns of the Old West, they advocated distinctly different versions of what the southwest and thus the country could be if it but orbited their worldview. One looked nostalgically backward and the other boldly forward. The election of 1964 has in the decades since come to be seen as a definitional contest whereby Americans deliberated between two distinctly different visions for the future. To provide an additional twist, the losing candidate's vision has become much more central to American politics while the winning candidate's vision has grown stale"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Editors' Foreword Preface Introduction 1. The Myth of Republican Moderation in the 1950s 2. A New Frontier for the Democratic Party? 3. A Republican Civil War Begins 4. Pyrrhic Triumph or Extremist Victory? 5. "That was Lyndon Baines Johnson!" 6. Backlash, Frontlash, Smearlash 7. "Government is not an Enemy of the People. It is the People" Conclusion Appendix A: Republican Primary Results Appendix B: Democratic Primary Results Appendix C: General Election Results, Popular Vote Totals 1964 Appendix D: General Election Results, Electoral College Totals 1964 Appendix E: Lyndon B. Johnson's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1965 Notes Bibliographic Essay Index.
Subject Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1964.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780700627950 (hardback)
9780700627967 (ebook)

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