New Book Examines Impact of Obama Presidency

The Root Recommends: The Obama Phenomenon examines the impact and legacy of President Obama.

University of Illinois Press

Authors Robert L. Allen and Charles P. Henry examine the impending legacy of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and his success in becoming the nation's first African-American president in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy. The forthcoming book includes opinions and analysis from numerous black cultural and political scholars -- including Alice Walker, Robert Allen and more -- on the cultural and political impact of Obama's election victory and first term. 

Allen and Henry have both written books on African-American politics and culture during their tenure at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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