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The election of Barack Obama: race and politics in America

Jason Porterfield

The election of Barack Obama: race and politics in America

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Published by Rosen Pub. Group, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Obama, Barack,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008,
  • Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century,
  • United States -- Race relations,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJason Porterfield.
    SeriesIn the news
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE907 .P67 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23613926M
    ISBN 109781435835863, 9781435885547, 9781435885554
    LC Control Number2009022968


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