White House Looks South Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0807132861
ISBN-13: 9780807132869
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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, Leuchtenburg offers an engaging account of relations between these presidents and the South while also tracing how the region came to embrace a national perspective without losing its sense of distinctiveness. In The White House Looks South, Leuchtenburg explores in fascinating detail how a unique attachment to ?place? helped these presidents adopt shifting identities, heal rifts between North and South, alter behavior with regard to race, and foster southern economic growth. Here is the monumental work of a master historian. At a time when race, class, and gender dominate historical writing, Leuchtenburg argues that place is no less significant.

Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University. Leuchtenburg is an expert on twentieth-century U.S. political history, especially the era of the New Deal. His book Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932--1940 (1963) won both the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.

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