Although ridiculed by contemporaries for his apparent lack of controlover formal party politics and the national committee, Johnson excelledat leading the Democratic Party's policy agenda. While a senator andas president, Johnson advocated for-and secured-liberal socialwelfare and civil rights legislation, forcing the party to break with itsSouthern tradition of elitism, conservatism, and white supremacy. In away, Johnson set the terms for the continuing partisan battle because,by countering the Democrats' new ideology, the Republican Party alsounderwent a transformation.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
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