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The Resource The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment, edited by Julian E. Zelizer

The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment, edited by Julian E. Zelizer

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The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment
Title
The presidency of Barack Obama
Title remainder
a first historical assessment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julian E. Zelizer
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Barack Obama's election as the first African American president seemed to usher in a new era, and he took office in 2009 with great expectations. But by his second term, Republicans controlled Congress, and, after the 2016 presidential election, Obama's legacy and the health of the Democratic Party itself appeared in doubt. In The Presidency of Barack Obama, Julian Zelizer gathers leading American historians to put President Obama and his administration into political and historical context
  • An original and engaging account of the Obama years from a group of leading political historians Barack Obama's election as the first African American president seemed to usher in a new era, and he took office in 2009 with great expectations. But by his second term, Republicans controlled Congress, and, after the 2016 presidential election, Obama's legacy and the health of the Democratic Party itself appeared in doubt. In The Presidency of Barack Obama, Julian Zelizer gathers leading American historians to put President Obama and his administration into political and historical context. These writers offer strikingly original assessments of the big issues that shaped the Obama years, including the conservative backlash, race, the financial crisis, health care, crime, drugs, counterterrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment, immigration, education, gay rights, and urban policy. Together, these essays suggest that Obama's central paradox is that, despite effective policymaking, he failed to receive credit for his many achievements and wasn't a party builder. Provocatively, they ask why Obama didn't unite Democrats and progressive activists to fight the conservative counter-tide as it grew stronger. Engaging and deeply informed, The Presidency of Barack Obama is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand Obama and the uncertain aftermath of his presidency. Contributors include Sarah Coleman, Jacob Dlamini, Gary Gerstle, Risa Goluboff, Meg Jacobs, Peniel Joseph, Michael Kazin, Matthew Lassiter, Kathryn Olmsted, Eric Rauchway, Richard Schragger, Paul Starr, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Thomas Sugrue, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and Jonathan Zimmerman
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.P735 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Zelizer, Julian E.,
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • USA
  • Regierung
  • Politik
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The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment, edited by Julian E. Zelizer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Policy revolution without a political transformation: the presidency of Barack Obama / Julian E. Zelizer -- Tea partied: President Obama's encounters with the conservative-industrial complex / Julian E. Zelizer -- Neither a depression nor a New Deal: bailout, stimulus, and the economy / Eric Rauchway -- Achievement without credit: the Obama presidency and inequality / Paul Starr -- Obama's fight against global warming / Meg Jacobs -- Obama's court? / Risa Goluboff and Richard Schragger -- The gay rights President / Timothy Stewart-Winter -- Education in the age of Obama: the paradox of consensus / Jonathan Zimmerman -- Barack Obama and the movement for black lives: race, democracy, and criminal justice in the age of Ferguson / Peniel E. Joseph -- A decent-sized foundation: Obama's urban policy -- "Tough and smart": the resilience of the War on Drugs during the Obama Administration / Matthew D. Lassiter -- A promise unfulfilled, an imperfect legacy: Obama and immigration policy / Sarah R. Coleman -- Liberal internationalism, law, and the first African American president / Jeremy Suri -- Terror Tuesdays: how Obama refined Bush's counterterrorism policies / Kathryn Olmsted -- A hyphenated legacy? Obama's Africa policy / Jacob Dlamini -- Criticize and thrive: the American left in the Obama years / Michael Kazin -- Civic ideals, race, and nation in the age of Obama / Gary Gerstle
Control code
1022266210
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889556
Lccn
2017957812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
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illustrations
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22573/ctvc600vc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022266210
Label
The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment, edited by Julian E. Zelizer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Policy revolution without a political transformation: the presidency of Barack Obama / Julian E. Zelizer -- Tea partied: President Obama's encounters with the conservative-industrial complex / Julian E. Zelizer -- Neither a depression nor a New Deal: bailout, stimulus, and the economy / Eric Rauchway -- Achievement without credit: the Obama presidency and inequality / Paul Starr -- Obama's fight against global warming / Meg Jacobs -- Obama's court? / Risa Goluboff and Richard Schragger -- The gay rights President / Timothy Stewart-Winter -- Education in the age of Obama: the paradox of consensus / Jonathan Zimmerman -- Barack Obama and the movement for black lives: race, democracy, and criminal justice in the age of Ferguson / Peniel E. Joseph -- A decent-sized foundation: Obama's urban policy -- "Tough and smart": the resilience of the War on Drugs during the Obama Administration / Matthew D. Lassiter -- A promise unfulfilled, an imperfect legacy: Obama and immigration policy / Sarah R. Coleman -- Liberal internationalism, law, and the first African American president / Jeremy Suri -- Terror Tuesdays: how Obama refined Bush's counterterrorism policies / Kathryn Olmsted -- A hyphenated legacy? Obama's Africa policy / Jacob Dlamini -- Criticize and thrive: the American left in the Obama years / Michael Kazin -- Civic ideals, race, and nation in the age of Obama / Gary Gerstle
Control code
1022266210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889556
Lccn
2017957812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc600vc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022266210

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