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The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson

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01 Feb 2017
336 pages - 203 x 134 x 21mm


Dyson was granted an exclusive interview with the president for this book, and Obama’s own voice shines through. Along with interviews with Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, and others, this intimate access provides a unique depth to this engrossing analysis of the nation’s first black president, and how race shapes and will shape our understanding of his achievements and failures alike.

“Michael Eric Dyson combines cutting-edge theoretical acuity with the passionate, engaged, and accessible stance of a public intellectual” - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Michael Eric Dyson dives deep into the true meaning of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, and its effects on the changing landscape of race and blackness in America. How has race shaped Obama’s identity, career, and presidency? What can we learn from his major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes?

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