January and February classes
January 31: Brown
and Eisenhower Republicanism
February 2: Eisenhower and the World;
February 7: LBJ and the 1950s Senate
February 9: Kennedy and Civil Rights
- Branch, Parting the Waters, pp. 451-491,
Carter, The Politics of Rage, pp. 110-155.
Martin Luther King, Jr., "I
Have a Dream" speech, 1963, with audio
Alistair Cooke, on the Kennedy inauguration
February 14: Kennedy and the World;
February 16: LBJ and the 1964 Election
- Branch, Parting the Waters, pp. 846-887.
Carter, The Politics of Rage, pp. 195-225.
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LBJ reaches out to
endorses Goldwater for President
February 21: No class--college
February 23: The Great Society, the 2nd Warren
Court, and Competing Conceptions of Liberalism; QUIZ
February 28: Vietnam and the Collapse of New Deal Liberalism
- Gaddis, Strategies of Containment, pp. 235-271.
McGeorge Bundy, "Memorandum for
the President," (excerpt), 1965
LBJ Johns Hopkins address,
Robert McNamara, "Memorandum
for the President," (summary), 1965
Ernest Gruening (D-Alaska), Vietnam address, 1965