Obama, Clinton, Palin making history in election 2008

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  • Creator edited by Liette Gidlow
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (194 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780252093654, 0252093658, 9781283989244, 1283989247
  • OCLC ocn827454875


  • Election 2008 made American history. Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high political office, but their candidacies did not come out of nowhere. In these essays, a group of historians explore how the candidates challenged and reinforced historic stereotypes of race and sex.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • pt. I. Representations : is Hillary man enough? Is Barack black enough? Is Michelle the new Jacqueline Kennedy? -- pt. II. Historical precedents, or How election 2008 began before the Civil War -- pt. III. Legacies : democracy undermined? Feminism redefined?
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