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Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union
By G. Reginald Daniel (editor) and Hettie V. Williams (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
Publication date July 29, 2015
Pages 422
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781496804662
ISBN-10 149680466X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.42 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Other format details university press
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The concept of a more perfect union remains a constant theme in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama. From his now-historic race speech to his second victory speech delivered on November 7, 2012, that striving is evident. “Tonight, more than two hundred years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” stated the forty-fourth president of the United States upon securing a second term in office after a hard-fought political contest. Obama borrows this rhetoric from the founding documents of the United States set forth in the U.S. Constitution and in Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”

How naive or realistic is Obama’s vision of a more perfect American union that brings together people across racial, class, and political lines? How can this vision of a more inclusive America be realized in a society that remains racist at its core? These essays seek answers to these complicated questions by examining the 2008 and 2012 elections as well as the events of President Obama’s first term. Written by preeminent race scholars from multiple disciplines, the volume brings together competing perspectives on race, gender, and the historic significance of Obama’s election and re-election. The president heralded in his November 2012 acceptance speech, “The idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like . . . . whether you’re black or white, Hispanic or Asian or Native American.” These essayists argue the truth of that statement and assess whether America has made any progress toward that vision.



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Hardcover
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With G. Reginald Daniel (other contributor) | from Univ Pr of Mississippi (July 17, 2014)
9781628460216 | details & prices | 432 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $65.00
Paperback
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With G. Reginald Daniel (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Univ Pr of Mississippi (July 29, 2015)
9781496804662 | details & prices | 422 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.42 lbs | List price $30.00
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