Miller Center

Barack Obama and the 2008 Election

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Thomas Sugrue
November 14, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EST)

Thomas Sugrue
Thomas Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue is a professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University. He is a specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race. Sugrue is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an elected member of the Society of American Historians, and past president of both the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association. He is the author of several books, including Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.


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*Please note that this event was originally scheduled for December 2, 2016. 

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