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The substance of hope : Barack Obama and the paradox of progress

Author: William Jelani Cobb
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the ways in which black leadership and politics have evolved since the civil rights era, evaluating such topics as Barack Obama's achievements and paradigm shifts within the African-American electorate.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Jelani Cobb
ISBN: 9780802717399 080271739X
OCLC Number: 256529476
Description: 191 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Forty-four: the meaning of Barack Obama --
Of Jeremiah Wright: the meaning of change on the south side of America --
The Jesse problem: the black president and the president of black America --
The black machine: the old guard and the age of Obama --
The Joshua generation: the age divide and Obama --
A tale of two cities: Nairobi, Denver, and the road to the White House --
Mandates and metaphors: of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Obama --
Where do we go from here?
Other Titles: Barack Obama and the paradox of progress
Responsibility: William Jelani Cobb.

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Traces the ways in which black leadership and politics have evolved since the civil rights era, evaluating such topics as Barack Obama's achievements and paradigm shifts within the African-American electorate.

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