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The Resource The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama, Gwen Ifill

The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama, Gwen Ifill

Label
The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama
Title
The breakthrough
Title remainder
politics and race in the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Gwen Ifill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Veteran journalist Ifill sheds new light on the impact of Barack Obama's presidential victory and introduces the emerging African American politicians forging a new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama, as well as numerous up-and-coming figures. Drawing on exclusive interviews with power brokers such as President Obama, Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, his son Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and many others, as well as her own observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict, the race/gender clash, and the "black enough" conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in history.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ifill, Gwen
Dewey number
973.932092
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.I34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American politicians
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Presidents
Label
The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama, Gwen Ifill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229027472
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780767928908
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008051074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama, Gwen Ifill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229027472
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780767928908
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008051074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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