MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Emmett M. Essin III
Elwood D. Watson, Stephen G Fritz
This thesis is a work that focuses on how significant the press was to the success and failure of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In the thesis, three aspects of the Johnson years are analyzed. The first chapter discusses the media's portrayal of Lyndon Johnson during the presidential campaign of 1964. The second chapter is an analysis of how the press reported on President Johnson concerning the issue of civil rights. The third chapter dissects the media's perception of Lyndon Johnson during the Vietnam conflict. The primary research used in the thesis is a culmination of polls, editorials, personal letters, and memos from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. Through use of these sources and a number of secondary materials, one is able to witness the period in which the popularity of the Johnson Administration began to experience a downturn.
Thesis - Open Access
Jones, Michael Paul, "A Tumultuous Tenure: The Presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1765. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1765
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