After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era (Paperback)
Examines the complicated political legacy of our first black presidentWritten during the presidency of Donald Trump, After Obama examines the impact President Barack Obama and his administration have continued to have upon African American politics. In this comprehensive volume, Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions. Contributors focus on a wide range of topics, including how President Obama affected aspects of African American politics, how his public policies influenced the quality of Black citizenship and life, and what future administrations can learn from his experiences. They also examine the present-day significance of Donald Trump in relation to African American politics. A timely and thorough work, After Obama provides the first examination of the Obama administration in its entirety, and the lasting impact it has had on African American politics.
About the Author
Todd Shaw (Editor) Todd C. Shaw is the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. He researches and teaches in the areas of African American politics, US racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, and political participation. He is the lead co-author of the text, Uneven Roads: Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics (2019). Robert A. Brown (Editor) Robert A. Brown is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. He researches and teaches in the areas of African American politics, urban politics, and political representation. His research has been published in the following journals: The DuBois Review, The Journal of Politics, National Political Science Review, and Urban Affairs Review. Joseph P. McCormick II (Editor) Joseph P. McCormick II is twice retired from Howard University (associate professor of political science) and the York campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Emeritus Director of Academic Affairs). He has published on the 1984 Jesse Jackson campaign, co-authored a book chapter on the pivotal concept, deracialization, and the 1995 Million Man March. He is past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (1999-2000) and a member of the Council of the American Political Science Association (2010-2011).