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The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, and Robert Chrisman


Barack Obama's campaign and electoral victory demonstrated the dynamic nature of American democracy. Beginning as a special issue of The Black Scholar, this probing collection illustrates the impact of “the Obama phenomenon” on the future of U.S. race relations through readings on Barack Obama's campaign as well as the idealism and pragmatism of the Obama administration. Some of the foremost scholars of African American politics and culture from an array of disciplines—including political science, theology, economics, history, journalism, sociology, cultural studies, and law—offer critical ana ... More

Keywords: Barack Obama, American democracy, U.S. race relations, Obama administration, African American politics, African American culture, Michelle Obama, first lady, presidential campaigns, voter behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036453
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles P. Henry, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Robert L. Allen, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Robert Chrisman, editor
The Black Scholar

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