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After Senator Barack Obama delivered his celebrated speech, A More Perfect Union, on March 18, 2008, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd noted that only Barack Obama could alchemize a nuanced 40-minute speech...
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is the director of Vanderbilt University's Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. She is the author of four books, including the award-winningPimps Up, Ho's Down, and the editor or coeditor of five others, most recentlyThe Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.
After Senator Barack Obama delivered his celebrated speech, A More Perfect Union, on March 18, 2008, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd noted that only Barack Obama could alchemize a nuanced 40-minute speech on race into must-see YouTube viewing for 20-year-olds. Pundits established the speechs historical eminence with comparisons to Abraham Lincolns A House Divided and Martin Luther King Jrs I Have a Dream. The future president had addressed one of the biggest issues facing his campaignand our countrywith an eloquence and honesty rarely before heard on a national stage.
The Speech brings together a distinguished lineup of writers and thinkersamong them Adam Mansbach, Alice Randall, Connie Schultz, and William Julius Wilson in a multifaceted exploration of Obamas address. Their original essays examine every aspect of the speechliterary, political, social, and culturaland are punctuated by Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jacksons reportage on the issue of race in the now historic 2008 campaign. The Speech memorializes and gives full due to a speech that propelled Obama toward the White House, and prompted a nation to evaluate our imperfect but hopeful union.
|Genre||POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays|
|Publisher Date||2009-08-15 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA|
|Unit weight||0.54 lb|
|Subtitle||Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"|
|Audience||Professional and scholarly|
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