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The White House looks south : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson

Author: William E Leuchtenburg
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2005.
Series: Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Perhaps not southerners in the usual sense, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson each demonstrated a political style and philosophy that helped them influence the South and unite the country in ways that few other presidents have. Combining vivid biography and political insight, William E. Leuchtenburg offers an account of relations between these three presidents and the South while also
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Lyndon B Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Leuchtenburg
ISBN: 0807130796 9780807130797
OCLC Number: 57319468
Description: xi, 668 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR: Georgia squire ; Liberalizing Dixie ; Intimations of a coming storm. --
Harry S. Truman. Border-state Democrat ; Scourging the scalawag ; The liberal nationalist. --
Lyndon B. Johnson. The lone cowpoke from Dixie ; Southerner with a national face ; Nigra, nigra, nigra. --
The agony of victory. --
Conclusion: The White House looks south. --
Epilogue: The South on the move.
Series Title: Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
Responsibility: William E. Leuchtenburg.
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"Perhaps not southerners in the usual sense, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson each demonstrated a political style and philosophy that helped them influence the South and unite the country in ways that few other presidents have. Combining vivid biography and political insight, William E. Leuchtenburg offers an account of relations between these three presidents and the South while also tracing how the region came to embrace a national perspective without losing its distinctive sense of place."

"At a time when race, class, and gender dominate historical writing, Leuchtenburg argues that place is no less significant. In a period when America is said to be homogenized, he shows that sectional distinctions persist. And in an era when political history is devalued, he demonstrates that government can profoundly affect people's lives and that presidents can be change-makers."--Jacket.

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