Letters to President Obama: Americans Share Their Hopes and Dreams with the First African-American President

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This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans about the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Central to the book is the African-American experience and the long road from slavery to the civil rights era to the twenty-first century, but Americans of every race, color, gender, and age will be represented. From children and seniors, ...

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Overview

This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans about the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Central to the book is the African-American experience and the long road from slavery to the civil rights era to the twenty-first century, but Americans of every race, color, gender, and age will be represented. From children and seniors, from cities and farms, all we have something to say and much to share about how Barack Obama’s election was special to them.

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“[I]nspiring epistolary collection.... this is an Obama-era souvenir that pays fitting tribute to the thoughts, dreams and efforts of the populace who made him President. (Publishers Weekly)”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602397149
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Professor Josephine A.V. Allen is Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. She holds a PhDs in Political Science and Solvial Welfare Administration and Policy from University of Michigan. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Professor Donald R. Deskins, Jr. teaches Urban Geography and Sociology at the University of Michigan. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Sherman Puckett works with the Wayne County Department of Public Services. He holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Michigan. He lives in Detroit, MI.

Professor Hanes Walton, Jr. is on the faculty of the Center for Political Studies and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. He has a PhD in Government from Howard University.

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