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Title
The breakthrough breakthrough :
Type
Text
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: E185.615 .I34 2009 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 973.932092 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2008051074
Summary
Veteran journalist Ifill sheds new light on the impact of Barack Obama's presidential victory and introduces the emerging African American politicians forging a new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama, as well as numerous up-and-coming figures. Drawing on exclusive interviews with power brokers such as President Obama, Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, his son Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and many others, as well as her own observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict, the race/gender clash, and the "black enough" conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in history.--From publisher description.
Table Of Contents
Breaking through
The generational divide
Barack Obama
The race/gender clash
Artur Davis
Legacy politics
Cory Booker
The politics of identity
Deval Patrick
The next wave.
Authorized Access Point
Ifill, Gwen. breakthrough