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Prologue

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

From the early 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal during the Great Depression, to the mid-1960s, when Lyndon B. Johnson launched the Great Society during a much more affluent ... More


Epilogue

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue contends that holism's story is one of neither complete success nor complete failure. While holistic understandings drifted into the culture in deep and important ways, capturing ... More


Peaceable Kingdoms: The Great Society Neighborhood in Stories for Children

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Against a backdrop of 1960s urban strife and decline, some racial liberals used stories and images to conjure forth a utopian neighborhood future. As chapter 7 contends, this impulse surfaced most ... More


Caring for the Great Society

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows that amid the aspirations of the Great Society, the expectation that non-elderly welfare recipients should seek wage work became hitched to the demands of older Americans for care. ... More


A Global Great Society and the U.S. Commitment to Eradication

Bob H. Reinhardt

in The End of A Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624099
eISBN:
9781469625102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624099.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story behind the start of the global effort to eradicate smallpox. On May 19, 1965, the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed Resolution WHA18.38, which devoted the assembly and ... More


The great transformation

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We cannot directly infer from common property resource regimes the principles to govern great societies. Hayek has argued that there can be no social justice in great societies, but this view relies ... More


American Federalisms: From New Foundations to New Federalism

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter three reviews the history of American federalism as a story of competition between compelling principles in tension with one another, stretching the legal framework in one direction and then ... More


The Long Great Society

Matt Grossmann

in Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199967834
eISBN:
9780199370726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967834.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter reviews policy development over time, arguing that the unique features of a single period of policymaking better explain policy history than macro politics models relating political ... More


Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Ocean Howell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

For more than a century commentators have referred to San Francisco's Mission District as a “city within a city.” This book demonstrates that it was no accident that the neighborhood came to be ... More


The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Mark Krasovic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book follows community action – the idea, popular in the years of the Great Society, that marginalized people should participate in designing and implementing public programs that affect their ... More


Neighborhood Power in Twentieth-Century San Francisco

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter gives a broad overview of the book. It also lays out a framework for how to understand neighborhoods. They rarely have official status, and are instead cultural constructs ... More


Potomac Fever: Continuing Quest for the U.S. Presidency

Newell G. Bringhurst (ed.)

in Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ezra Taft Benson, as President Eisenhower's secretary of agriculture from 1953 to 1961, emerged as a leading spokesman for political conservatism on matters dealing with farming. After leaving that ... More


“A Lot Closer to What It Ought to Be”: Black Women and Public-Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950–1975

Jane Berger

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, the public sector became a critical source of employment for African Americans. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs, often critiqued for lacking a jobs-creation component to ... More


The Return to the City within a City: The Mission Coalition Organization and the Devolution of Planning Power

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Neighborhood groups like the Mission Council on Redevelopment and later the Mission Coalition Organization were eager to collaborate with the SFRA. But under urban renewal law, the SFRA was unable to ... More


A “Salvable Neighborhood”: Urban Renewal, Model Cities, and the Rise of a Social Planning Regime

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the 1960s the urban renewal program was well underway, and it was largely controlled by the downtown planning regime. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) had cleared over 1,280 acres in ... More


Guns, Butter, and Gold

Aaron Major

in Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the complexities of international monetary power in the late postwar period by looking at the rise and fall of the Great Society, which was followed shortly by the demise of the ... More


Backlash: The Great Society, Vietnam, and Conservative Solutions

Bryan Hardin Thrift

in Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049311
eISBN:
9780813050133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049311.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the years after President Johnson’s 1964 landslide election, white voters in eastern North Carolina and the rest of the South grew disenchanted with liberalism. Helms recognized that racial ... More


Fall from Power in Shanghai and Hawai‘i

Young Ick Lew

in The Making of the First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831684
eISBN:
9780824871000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831684.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details events in Syngman Rhee’s life during and after his stint as president of the Korean Provisional Government (KPG). Topics covered include the four men who opposed Rhee in Beijing ... More


History Lessons

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

in Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199965540
eISBN:
9780199360833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the history of regulation in the United States. Since its founding, the United States has had alternating periods in which government was perceived as an essential partner in ... More


Case Studies II: Challenges

William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski

in The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226048253
eISBN:
9780226048420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226048420.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The three case studies in this chapter, in one way or another, challenge the general claims of this book. With the federal government’s entrance into education policymaking in the late 1950s, we see ... More


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