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Obama's America : a transformative vision of our national identity

Author: Ian Reifowitz
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses President Obama's vision for national unity by studying American history, his own heritage, and contemporary views on race and nationalism.
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Reifowitz
ISBN: 9781612344720 1612344720
OCLC Number: 773023740
Description: xviii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American national identity : from the revolution through the 1960s --
Since the 1960s : radical multiculturalism, its critics, and how Obama fits in --
Obama's search for his own identity --
Obama on racial discrimination : causes, effects, and policies to combat it --
Candidate and President Obama's broader rhetoric on race --
Obama's vision of national identity and national unity --
Obama's narrative of American history and our place in the world --
Rejecting Obama's America : right-wing exclusionists and left-wing race critics.
Responsibility: Ian Reifowitz ; foreword by Ellis Cose.

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The American national identity is defined by what it means to be an American and whom we include and why when we talk about "the American people." A country's national identity is fluid, and Ian  Read more...

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