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Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Francis J. Gavin and Mark Atwood Lawrence


In writing about international affairs in the 1960s, historians have naturally focused on the Cold War. Only recently have scholars begun to realize that there is another history of international affairs in the decade. As the world historical force of globalization has quickened and deepened, historians have begun to see that many of the global challenges that we face today—inequality, terrorism, demographic instability, energy dependence, epidemic disease, massive increases in trade and monetary flows, to name just a few examples—asserted themselves powerfully during the 1960s. The administra ... More

Keywords: Lyndon Johnson, globalization, demography, poverty, Cold War, human rights, energy, 1960s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199790692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis J. Gavin, editor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mark Atwood Lawrence, editor
History, UT Austin

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Francis J. Gavin and Mark Atwood Lawrence

Part I Thinking Beyond East and West

3 Moving Beyond the Cold War

Thomas A. Schwartz

Part II Internationalizing the Great Society

4 One Global War on Poverty

Sheyda Jahanbani

5 LBJ’s Third War

Nick Cullather

6 LBJ and World Population

Matthew Connelly

Part III Adapting to a World of Scarcity

9 “More a Gun at our Heads than Theirs”

Christopher R. W. Dietrich

Part IV Shifting Moralities

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