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By William S. Clayson

Led by way of the workplace of financial chance, Lyndon Johnson's struggle on Poverty mirrored the president's trust that, simply because the civil rights stream and federal legislations tore down legalized segregation, innovative executive and grassroots activism may well remove poverty within the usa. but few have tried to guage the connection among the OEO and the liberty struggles of the Sixties. concentrating on the original state of affairs awarded via Texas, "Freedom isn't sufficient" examines how the warfare on Poverty manifested itself in a nation marked via racial department and variety - and by means of endemic poverty. although the struggle on Poverty didn't get rid of destitution within the usa, the background of the trouble offers a different window to envision the politics of race and social justice within the Nineteen Sixties. William S. Clayson strains the increase and fall of post-war liberalism within the Lone megastar nation opposed to a backdrop of dissent between Chicano militants and black nationalists who rejected Johnson's model of liberalism.
The conservative backlash that is one other results of the dramatic political shifts published within the background of the OEO, finishing this research of a different side in Texas' historic identity.

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