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The oral presidency of Barack Obama
The oral presidency of Barack Obama
Neal, Anthony W., author.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Physical Description:
vii, 187 pages ; 24 cm
This book offers an examination of the signature weapon of Barack Obama's presidency: his speeches. It provides an in-depth, analytical look at the words of Barack Obama through the social and cultural contexts that made the content of his speeches timeless. The book draws on the oral tradition of the Black church in order to help explain aspects of the president's speaking style and to establish a direct link between the president's words and actions.
Conceptual framework -- A clear and present black man -- We are the ones: the 2008 Obama coalition -- Domestic policy part I: inevitable compromise -- A connotation of peace: Obama's first term foreign policy -- History strikes twice: the 2012 reelection of President Barack Obama -- The audacity to govern: domestic policy part II -- The art of just war: Obama's second term foreign policy -- The anti-Obama political complex -- The passion of President Obama: last comments, remarks, and speeches -- Epilogue as prologue: assessing the skinny kid with a funny name -- Appendix: the twelve most significant speeches of Barack Obama.
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