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Author Clegg, Claude A., III (Claude Andrew), author. Author.

Title The Black president : hope and fury in the age of Obama / Claude A. Clegg III.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Central Library - Circulating Collection  E907 .C537 2021    Available
Description xvi, 656 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 622-633) and index.
Contents Preface -- Part I: A chronic restlessness. -- Wanderers and dreamers -- Joshua rising -- The pendulum swings forward -- Part II: Hope and change -- Bamelot -- President of the entire United States -- Dancing with the caucus -- Man on a tightrope -- Pitchforks, daggers, and carnival barkers -- Guess who's coming to tea -- Signifier in chief -- Renaissance woman -- The blood of Africa -- Demographics and destinies -- Part III: The best of times, the worst of times -- Bamelot 2.0 -- A second wind -- "If I had a son" -- The measure of a president -- The pendulum swings back -- Epilogue.
Summary "With lively prose and sensitivity to context, this book offers a sweeping, authoritative history of the Obama presidency, focusing particularly on its impact and meaning vis-à-vis African Americans. This interpretative account captures the America that made Obama's White House years possible, while at the same time rendering the America that resolutely resisted the idea of a Black chief executive, thus making conceivable the ascent of his most unlikely of successors"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Obama, Barack.
Obama, Barack -- Public opinion.
Obama, Barack -- Relations with African Americans.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Attitudes.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
United States -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Hope and fury in the age of Obama
ISBN 9781421441887 (hardcover)
1421441888 (hardcover)
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