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Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

Abstract

The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the United States elected its first African American president. This book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger context of a possible historic political realignment in the U.S. and of limits to U.S. power in the world. For 2008 also offered a number of history lessons that will surely inform studies of the election and its aftermath. This book is an attempt to engage with these history lessons. It examines the demographic changes that will likely change the nature of American national identity. It also assess ... More

Keywords: African American president, Barack Obama, political realignment, United States, election, demographic changes, national identity, grassroots organisations, Obama Doctrine, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638949
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Pedersen, author

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