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Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

G. Reginald Daniel and Hettie V. Williams


Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union examines Obama’s election and administration, while engaging the voices of some of the most preeminent race scholars writing on the topic. The prepublished essays were selected for their stellar analyses in helping elucidate some critical aspect of the central theme of the book—“a more perfect union.” Individually, they stand out among the myriad publications on the Obama phenomenon and will remain relevant to any future discussions; combined into an anthology their critical resonance is augmented.87

Keywords: Race, Mixed race, Multiraciality, Obama, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628460216
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. Reginald Daniel, editor
University of California-Santa Barbara

Hettie V. Williams, editor
Monmouth University

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Part I Race, Obama, and Multiraciality

1. Race and Multiraciality

G. Reginald Daniel

3. Barack Obama

Janet C. Mendoza Stickmon

4. In Pursuit of Self

Hettie V. Williams

Part II Obama, blackness, and the “Post-Racial Idea”

6. The End(S) of Difference?

Lisa Anderson-Levy

Part III Race, Gender, and the Obama Phenomenon

9. From Chattel to First Lady

Marsha J. Tyson Darling

Part IV Race, Politics, and the Obama Phenomenon

15. Barack Obama’s (Im)Perfect Union

Ebony Utley and Amy L. Heyse


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