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The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s (Penguin History of American Life)

Author: Mackenzie, G. Calvin
Weisbrot, Robert

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format:Softcover
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The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s (Penguin History of American Life) : 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.


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History & Geography   Social History

ISBN 13:9780143115465
ISBN 10:0143115464
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:428
Size:8.35" l x 5.43" w x 1.02" h
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