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Obama's Time: A History

Morton Keller


Barack Obama swept into office in 2008, capitalizing on his fresh and compelling political persona, the appeal of his “Hope and Change” campaign, the pre-election financial crisis, and a wave of popular discontent with his predecessor. The nation’s first African-American president stirred unusually high expectations, and his first term saw the passage of a substantial economic stimulus package, a large-scale expansion of financial regulation, a drawdown in Iraq, and his signature health care reform. But a stagnant economy persisted. His personal popularity had no effect on the persistent disap ... More

Keywords: politics, Barack Obama, Hope and Change, presidency, New Deal, Great Society, Republican opposition, political culture, media, advocacy groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199383375
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199383375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morton Keller, author
Brandeis University, Professor Emeritus of History