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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

Civil Rights and the Crisis of Liberalism (1947-1969)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Discuss the Kennedy administration's application of pragmatic liberalism.

Outline the Supreme Court's role in promoting reform.

Describe how the nonviolent achievements of moderate civil rights activists gave way to black nationalism and violence.

Explain why Lyndon Johnson's extraordinary efforts to frame a Great Society resulted in disillusionment and social friction.

Explain how a youth culture gave birth to a radical New Left and an apolitical counterculture.