The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns have revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the electorate. This course explores how issues of race, class, faith and gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. The course analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current co...more
In this lecture, Professor Holloway discusses the connections between media and high politics during the late 1980s and 1990s and reveals the ways that race was replaced by a series of keywords--such as crime, drugs, and welfare--that acted as racial signifiers in our national discourse. An examination of the political rhetoric from the George H.W. Bush/Michael Dukakis campaign, including the infamous Willie Horton advertisement, as well a...more
Having dealt with the role of violence and the Supreme Court in bringing about the end of Reconstruction in his last lecture, Professor Blight now turns to the role of national electoral politics, focusing in particular on the off-year Congressional election of 1874 and the Presidential election of 1876. 1874 saw the return of the Democrats to majority status in the Senate and the House of Representatives, as voters sick of corruption and ...more
Between 1865 and 1877, several plans were developed by which the Confederate states could be readmitted to the Union and the residents of the states given full citizenship rights. It was far from clear, however, which plan would do a better job maintaining the social peace and protecting African Americans' ability to earn a wage, raise a family, own land, and exercise the right to vote. In this lecture, Professor Holloway outlines the cont...more
Professor Blight continues his march through the political events of the 1850s. Blight continues his description of the aftermath of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, describing the guerilla war that reigned in the territory of Kansas for much of 1856. The lecture continues, describing the caning of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the US Senate and the birth of the Republican party. The lecture concludes with the near-victory of Repu...more
Lecture by Gary Segura and Simon Jackman for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course. Dr. Segura and Dr. Jackman explore the role of race in the 2008 election through survey and polling data.
Lecture by Gary Segura for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course. Susan Andersen, Shanto Iyengar, and Valerie Smith with moderation by Gary Segura present their ideas on group affiliation and political position: race and gender.
Lecture by Robert Gregg for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course. Dr. Gregg moderates a panel discussion by David Biale, Eddie Glaude, Imam Yahya Hendi, and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski on group affiliation and political position: faith and class.
Lecture by Professor Al Camarillo for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course. Professor Camarillo discusses why and how race, faith, gender and class matter.
The basic principles of political geography; the “red and blue” map of the United States; different ways of mapping U.S. presidential elections; differences in voting behavior between national elections and state and local elections; electoral geography in selected foreign countries.
In this lecture, Professor Holloway gives a political biography of Jesse Jackson as a way to help understand the shifting cultural politics of the 1960s, the rise of a different array of politics in the 1970s, and the high politics of the 1980s. Professor Holloway traces Jackson's ascension into Martin Luther King's inner-circle, his work in Chicago with Operation Breadbasket and then later with Operation PUSH, his reaction to King's assas...more
Lecture by Douglas Foster for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course.