Hardback The Black president : hope and fury in the age of Obama / Claude A. Clegg III.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781421441887 (hbk.) :
In this interpretative history of Barack Obama's presidency in its entirety, Claude A. Clegg III situates the former president in his dynamic, inspirational, yet contentious political context. He captures the America that made Obama's White House years possible, while insightfully rendering the America that resolutely resisted the idea of a Black chief executive, thus making conceivable the ascent of the most unlikely of his successors. In elucidating the Obama moment in American politics and culture, this book is also, at its core, a sweeping exploration of the Obama presidency's historical environment, impact, and meaning for African Americans - the tens of millions of people from every walk of life who collectively were his staunchest group of supporters and who most starkly experienced both the euphoric triumphs and dispiriting shortcomings of his years in office.
672 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm