Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

IMPORTANT! Boomerang Books will be offline for at least two hours on Monday 25 September in order to change web hosting providers.

Description - The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama by Dewey M. Clayton

In the early twenty-first century, race still occupies a dominant role in American politics. Despite this truism, presidential candidate Barack Obama was uniquely poised to transcend both race and party as the first African American to have a realistic chance of winning the presidency. Previous contenders running in the traditional mode of the Civil Rights Movement based their appeal primarily on African American voters. Obama, on the other hand, ran a deracialized campaign in an effort to appeal to voters of different backgrounds and political parties. Clayton examines how race in American politics has changed over time and offers an explanation for why Obama's candidacy offers a different roadmap for the future. The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama provides students of politics, inside and outside of the classroom, a unique opportunity to explore the institutional and structural challenges an African American faces in becoming the president of the United States. This guide to major issues in Black politics and the ins and outs of the 2008 campaign provides the necessary contours for understanding how the highest elected African American official won office.

Buy The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama by Dewey M. Clayton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415997355
ISBN-10: 0415997356
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama by Dewey M. Clayton

Book Reviews - The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama by Dewey M. Clayton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama book by Dewey M. Clayton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Dewey M. Clayton

Dewey M. Clayton is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He is the author of African Americans and the Politics of Congressional Redistricting and numerous scholarly articles.