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LBJ and The Great Society

https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/210/2017/04/Randal-Woods-LBJ-final.mp3   Short Talks From The Hill” is a podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. In this episode, Randall Woods, Distinguished Professor of history in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses Prisoners of Hope, his new book about Lyndon Baines Johnson and The Great Society. Chris Branam: Hello, and welcome to Short Talks from the Hill.  A podcast from the University of Arkansas.  I’m Chris Branam.  On this episode, Randall Woods, distinguished professor of history discusses President Lyndon Johnson’s...

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New Book on LBJ by U of A Researcher: Prisoners of Hope

There was a time in American history when politics worked, said Randall B. Woods, a University of Arkansas historian who has written a new book about President Lyndon Johnson’s sweeping legislative agenda known as “The Great Society.” In Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism, Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits. To hear Woods discuss the book, listen to the new podcast below. Over the course of his time in office, 1963-1968, the height of the...

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