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Culture of opportunity : Obama's Chicago : the people, politics, and ideas of Hyde Park

Author: Rebecca Janowitz
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2010.
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This portrait of Hyde Park, the Chicago South Side neighborhood long noted for its progressive politics, explains the dynamics of this intriguing community that in many ways nurtured Barack Obamas's political career and made possible his run for the presidency. Rebecca Janowitz writes from the perspective of an expert insider who has worked in politics and community affairs in Hyde Park for more than two decades.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Janowitz, Rebecca, 1953-
Culture of opportunity.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2010
(OCoLC)761008381
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Janowitz
ISBN: 9781566638333 156663833X
OCLC Number: 471812670
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Life in Hyde Park --
A new kind of community --
A cradle of independent politics --
Early Black politics --
Creating a racially balanced community --
Politics gets a new face --
Pursuing good public education --
Obama in Hyde Park.
Responsibility: Rebecca Janowitz.

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This portrait of Hyde Park, the Chicago South Side neighborhood long noted for its progressive politics, explains the dynamics of this intriguing community that in many ways nurtured Barack Obamas's political career and made possible his run for the presidency. Rebecca Janowitz writes from the perspective of an expert insider who has worked in politics and community affairs in Hyde Park for more than two decades.

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Janowitz decides to frame her narrative of a neighborhood she argues is exceptional and unique around Barack Obama, giving her history an arc and relevancy that makes her accessible to Obama fans at Read more...

 
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