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Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

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The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the US elected its first African American president. This revealing book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger context of a possible historic political realignment in the US and of limits to US power in the world.

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Prologue: 27 July 2004
Part One: Obama's America
1. Identities
2. Grassroots
3. Networks
Part Two: Obama's World
4. At Home in the World
5. The Post-American Century
6. The Obama Doctrine
Epilogue: 20 January 2009.

About the Author

Carl Pedersen is Adjunct Professor of American Studies at the Center for the Study of the Americas, Copenhagen Business School. His most recent publications (in Danish) are The Wrong War: The US and the New World Order (2006) and The Other America: Freedom and Renewal in the US (2008). He has also contributed to The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (2007) and United States Foreign Policy and National Identity in the 21st Century (Routledge 2008).