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The presidents and the poor : America battles poverty, 1964-2017 /

"Ever since Lyndon Johnson launched his "War on Poverty," each presidential administration has engaged in a unique effort to help impoverished Americans. Though every president inherited the remnants of his predecessors' policies, each sought to make his own mark and secure his o...

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Main Author: McAndrews, Lawrence J. (Author)
Format: Online Book
Published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • The limited war : Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1969
  • The grand design : Richard Nixon, 1969-1974
  • No time to heal : Gerald Ford, 1974-1977
  • Social engineering: Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981
  • The revolution that wasn't : Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989
  • The good society : George H. W. Bush, 1989-1993
  • Going to China : Bill Clinton, 1993-2001
  • Losing faith : George W. Bush, 2001-2009
  • The elasticity of hope : Barack Obama, 2009-2017.