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Epilogue: Obama and East St. Louis

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The historic election of Barack Obama, cause for euphoria throughout the American black community, had special poignance in Illinois. Obama simultaneously served as a potent role model for black ... More


Introduction Hail to the Salesman in Chief: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and the Presidency

Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood (eds)

in Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034669
eISBN:
9780813038742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The idea of selling war is not exclusive to the modern presidency. The words and deeds of the nineteenth-century presidents resonate with parallels during the “media age” and set precedents for their ... More


Imperial Tutor: William McKinley, the War of 1898, and the New Empire, 1898–1902

Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood (eds)

in Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034669
eISBN:
9780813038742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses President William McKinley's selling of the War of 1898, the overseas empire that resulted from that war, and the so-called Philippine Insurrection that followed. It focuses ... More


Presidents, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Ascendant Politics of “Free Enterprise”

Mark R. Wilson

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since 1945, chapter 4 argues the American military has been privatized and de-militarized. The armed forces became less responsible for weapons production and global logistics. The Pentagon has ... More


“Equality as a Result”?: Affirmative Action and the Stubbornness of Sex Segregation

Allison Elias

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The National Association of Working Women (“9to5”), a labor organization for working women, fought for enforcement of affirmative action regulations. The success of the organization’s efforts ... More


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