The American Dream

Books

Cashin, Sheryll. The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Undermining the American Dream. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.
Call number: HN90 .S6 C37 2004

Clark, W.A.V. Immigrants and the American Dream: Remaking the Middle Class. New York: Guilford Press, 2003.
Call number: JV6465 .C58 2003

Cullen, Jim. The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Call number: E169.1 .C837 2003

Dent, David J. In Search of Black America: Discovering the African-American Dream. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Call number: E 185.86 .D468 2000

Jillson, Calvin C. Pursuing the American Dream: Opportunity and Exclusion Over Four Centuries. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
Call number: E183 .J55 200

May, Reuben A. Buford. Living Through the Hoop: High School Basketball, Race, and the American Dream. New York: New York University Press, 2008.
Call number: GV885.7 .M39 2008

Mellow, Gail O’Connor and Cynthia Heelan. Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
Call number: LB2328.15 .U6 M454 2008

Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006.
Call number: Browsing Collection - SHELVED BY AUTHOR Non-fiction

Sidel, Ruth. Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Call number: HQ759.915 .S159 2006

Weiss, Richard. The American Myth of Success: From Horatio Alger to Norman Vincent Peale. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Call number: HN 57 .W45 1988


Biographies

Articles

Finnegan, William. "The Candidate." New Yorker. 31 May 2004. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.

Possley, Maurice, Kirsten Scharnberg and Ray Gibson. An old friend's troublesome return." Chicago Tribune. 25 Mar. 2007. Web.

"The Poetry of Barack Obama
- Poems written by Barack Obama for the Spring 1981 issue of an Occidental College student literary journal.

Remnick, David. "The Joshua Generation: Race and the Campaign of Barack Obama." New Yorker. 17 Nov. 2008. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.

Scott, Janny. "The Story of Obama, Written by Obama" New York Times 18 May 2008. Web.

Scharnberg, Kirsten and Kim Barker. "The not-so-simple story of Barack Obama's youth." Chicago Tribune. 25 Mar. 2007. Web.

Books

Dougherty, Steve. Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2007.
Call number: E185.97 .O23 D68 2007

Mendell, David. Obama: From Promise to Power. New York: Amistad, 2007.
Call number: E901.1 .O23 M46 2007

Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006.
Call number: Browsing Collection

Obama, Barack, and Lisa Rogak. Barack Obama in His Own Words. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007.
Call number: E185.97 .O23 A25 2007
- Collection of quotations.

Wolffe, Richard. Renegade: The Making of a President. New York: Crown Publishers, 2009.
Call number: Browsing Collection - SHELVED BY AUTHOR Non-fiction

Books - Other CUNY Libraries:

Glauberman, Stu, and Jerry Burris. The Dream Begins: How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama. Honolulu: Watermark Pub, 2008.
John Jay College - Stacks - E901.1.O23 G53 2008

Harper, Hill. Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny. New York: Gotham Books, 2007.
Borough of Manhattan CC - Stacks - BJ1671 .H35 2006
- Includes motivational letter from Barack Obama.

Mansfield, Stephen. The Faith of Barack Obama. Nashville Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008.
Baruch - Stacks - E901.1 .O23 M36 2008

Neer, Bob. Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide. A for beginners documentary comic book. Danbury: For Beginners, 2008.
Graduate Center - Stacks - E901.1 .O23 N44 2008
- An illustrated, graphic novel-style biography covering both political and personal histories.

Media

Barack Obama Speech at 2004 DNC Convention. C-Span, 18 Aug. 2008. Youtube.com. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWynt87PaJ0

"Dreams of Obama". Frontline. PBS, 20 Jan. 2009. PBS. Web. 25 Jul. 2009. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dreamsofobama.
- Full program streaming online. Includes interviews and related readings.

Werschkul, Ben. "A Less Guarded Barack Obama ." New York Times, 21 Oct. 2008. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.
- A series of interviews from 2001 to 2004 provides a glimpse of Barack Obama before he was a national figure.

Web Sites

President Barack Obama - Official biography from whitehouse.gov

Timeline: The Life of Barack Obama

Milestones: Barack Obama, An interactive timeline of Barack Obama’s life and career.


Book Reviews

Articles

Ackerman, Spencer. "Coming of Age in Nixonland." Survival (London, England) 50.5 (2008): 157-65.

Alex, M. "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance/ Race, Law and Education in the Post-Segregation Era/ Law, Customs and Rights: Charles Hatfield and His Family." African & Asian Studies 4.4 (Nov. 2005): 665-674. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 July 2009.

Detweiler, R.. "Dreams from my father (Book Review)." Choice 33 (1996): 1012.

Ferguson, Andrew. "The Literary Obama." Weekly Standard 12.21 (2007): 25-9. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 28 July 2009.

Hitchens, Christopher. "Cool Cat." Atlantic Monthly (1993) 303.1 (2009): 106-8. Book Review Digest Plus. Web. 28 July 2009.

Holly, Dan. "Onward and Upward." Black Issues Book Review 6.6 (2004): 63. Book Review Digest Plus. Web. 28 July 2009.

Murphey, Dwight D.. "[Dreams from My Father]." The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 33.2 (2008): 271-7. Book Review Digest Plus. Web. 28 July 2009.

Rochman, Hazel. "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance." Booklist. 91.21 (July 1995): p1844. Literature Resource Center. Web. 28 July 2009.

Rogers, C. D.. "[Dreams From My Father]." The Florida Bar Journal 79.9 (2005): 83-4. Book Review Digest Plus. Web. 28 July 2009.

Sabzwari, Nadeem. "[Dreams from My Father]." Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal 39.2 (2008): 38-9. Book Review Digest Plus. Web. 28 July 2009.

Paul Watkins;. "A Promise of Redemption." New York Times Book Review (06 Aug. 1995): 17. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 July 2009.

Community Activism

Articles

Kovaleski, Serge. "Obama’s Organizing Years, Guiding Others and Finding Himself." New York Times. 07 Jul. 2008. Web.

Moberg, David. "Obama's Community Roots." Nation 16 April 2007. Web.

Books

Berkley, Bert and Peter Economy. Giving Back: Connecting You, Business, and Community. Hoboken: Wiley, 2008.
Call number: HN65 .B46 2008

Chinn, Peggy L. Peace and Power: Creative Leadership for Building Community. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 2004.
Call number: HQ1426 .C48 2004

Halpin, Mikki. It’s Your World – If You Don’t Like It, Change It : Activism for Teenagers. New York: Simon Pulse, 2004.
Call number: JF799 .H34 2004

Hick, Steven F. and John G. McNutt (eds.). Advocacy, Activism, and the Internet: Community Organization and Social Policy. Chicago: Lyceum Books, 2002.
Call number: HV29.2 .A38 2002

Homan, Mark S. Promoting Community Change: Making It Happen in the Real World. Belmont: Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2008.
Call number: HN90 .C6 H66 2008

Kling, Joseph M. and Prudence S. Posner. Dilemmas of Activism: Class, Community, and the Politics of Local Mobilization. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.
Call number: HN65 .D493 1990

Minieri, Joan and Paul Getsos. Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize For Power in Your Community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
Call number: HM766 .M56 2007

Weil, Marie et al. (eds.). The Handbook of Community Practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2005.
Call number: HV41 .H323 2005

Books - Other CUNY Libraries:

Dawn, Laura, and Barack Obama. It Takes a Nation: How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina : the Story of MoveOn.Org Civic Action's HurricaneHousing.Org. San Rafael: Earth Aware, 2006.
Hunter College - Call number: HV636 2005 .U6 I8 2006g
- Includes personal accounts and organizational history; foreword by Barack Obama.

Ifill, Gwen. The Breakthrough Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. New York: Doubleday, 2009.
City College - Call: E185.615 .I34 2009


Domestic Affairs

California Articles

World Book Online: Keyword search California

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Do a subject search for California.

California Books

The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Call number: HV3185 .O35 B55 2008

Cole, Michael D. The L.A. Riots: Rage in the City of Angels. Springfield: Enslow Publishers, 1999.
Call number: F 869 .L89 A252 1999

Flamming, Douglas. Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Call number: F869 .L89 N4 2005

Griswold del Castillo, Richard. The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850-1890: A Social History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.
Call number: F 869 .L89 M445 1982

Hilliard, David, Keith Zimmerman, and Kent Zimmerman. Huey: Spirit of the Panther. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006.
Call number: E185.97 .N48 H55 2006

Madhubuti, Haki R. Why L.A. Happened: Implications of the '92 Los Angeles Rebellion. Chicago: Third World Press, 1993.
Call number: F869.L857 W5 1993

Samad, Anthony Asadullah. Souls for Sale: The Diary of an Ex-Colored Man : Conflict and Compromise of Second-Generation Advocacy in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Los Angeles: Kabili Press, 2002.
Call number: F869 .L89 N3695 2002

Seale, Bobby. Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. New York: Random House, 1970.
Call number: E 185.615 .S37 1991

Chicago Articles

Kantor, Judi. "Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Slightly Apart." New York Times. 30 Jul. 2008. Web.

Kovaleski, Serge. "Obama’s Organizing Years, Guiding Others and Finding Himself." New York Times. 07 Jul. 2008. Web.

Chicago Books

Feldman, Roberta M. and Susan Stall. The Dignity of Resistance: Women Residents’ Activism in Chicago Public Housing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Call number: HQ1421 .F45 2004

Fodor’s Chicago. New York: Fodor’s Travel Guides, 1999.
Call number: Reference F 548.18 .F6

Grossman, James R. et al. (eds.).The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Call number: Reference F548.3 .E53 2004

Smith, Carl S. Urban disorder and the shape of belief: the great Chicago fire, the Haymarket bomb, and the model town of Pullman Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Call number: HN80 .C5 S57 2007

Spinney, Robert G. City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2000.
Call number: F 548.3 .S75 2000

Squires, Gregory D. et al. Chicago: Race, Class, and the Response to Urban Decline. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.
Call number: HN80.C5 C54 1987

Online Subscription Collections

World Book Online: Keyword search Chicago

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Do a subject search for Chicago.

Chicago Web Sites

American Experience | Chicago: City of the Century
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/index.html
Published by PBS

A Chronological Listing of Events in Chicago History
http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/timeline/index.php
Created by the Chicago Public Library

Encyclopedia of Chicago
http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/
An electronic encyclopedia published by the Chicago History Museum, The Newberry Library, and Northwestern University

Hawaii Books

Buck, Elizabeth Bentzel. Paradise Remade : The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai'i Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993.
Call number: DU624.65 .B83 1993

Daws, Gavan. Shoal of time; a history of the Hawaiian Islands. New York: Macmillan, 1968.
Call number:

Fodor’s Exploring Hawaii. New York: Fodor’s Travel Guides., 1998.
Call number: Reference DU 622 .S23

He Alo a he alo = Face to face : Hawaiian voices on sovereignty. Honolulu: American Friends Service Committee, Hawaii Area Office, 1993.
Call number: DU627.8 .H42 1993

Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii. Hawaii's story.Rutland: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1964.
Call number: DU 627.2 .L72 1964; E-book via Archive.org

Rutherford, Scott and Brian Bell (eds.). Hawaii. Singapore: APA Publications, 1998.
Call number: Reference DU 622 .H38

Takaki, Ronald T. Raising Cane: The World of Plantation Hawaii. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1993.
Call number: DU 624.7 .A85 T35 1993

Thompson, Kathleen. Hawaii Milwaukee: Raintree Publishers, 1987.
Call number: DU623.25 .T57 1987

Trask, Haunani-Kay. From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i. Monroe: Common Courage Press, 1993.
Call number: DU 627.8 .T73 1993

Tregaskis, Moana. Hawai’i. Oakland: Compass American Guides, 1998.
Call number: Reference DU 622 .T74 1998

Whittaker, Elvi W. The Mainland Haole: The White Experience in Hawaii. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Call number: DU624.7.W45 W48 1986

Books - Other CUNY Libraries:

Glauberman, Stu, and Jerry Burris. The Dream Begins: How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama. Honolulu: Watermark Pub, 2008.
John Jay College - Stacks - E901.1.O23 G53 2008

Online Subscription Collections

World Book Online: Keyword search Hawaii

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Do a subject search for Hawaii.

Hawaii Web Sites

American Experience | Hawaii's Last Queen
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/hawaii/
Published by PBS

Hawaii History Timeline
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,1127748,00.html
Teaching resource from Time For Kids.

More key events during Obama's youth in Hawai'i:

New York City

See Research Guide: New York Neighborhoods

New York City Articles

"Spring ’68: 40 Years Later." Columbia College Today May/June 2008.

Scott, Janny. ""Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say." New York Times. 30 Oct. 2007. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.

New York City Books

Avorn, Jerry L. Up against the Ivy Wall; A History of the Columbia Crisis. New York: Atheneum Press, 1969.
Call number: LD 1256 .A9

Kahn, Roger. The Battle for Morningside Heights: Why Students Rebel. New York: W. Morrow, 1970.
Call number: LD 1250 .K3

Kunen, James S. The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary. New York: Random House, 1969.
Call number: LB 2397 .K8
- An account of the 1968 protests.

Schwartz, Lynne Sharon. We are Talking About Homes: A Great University Against its Neighbors. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.
Call number: KFX 2022 .S39 1985

Possibly copy sections on Columbia University from books such as Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. http://apps.appl.cuny.edu:83/F/?func=item-global&doc_library=CUN01&doc_number=002495394&year=&volume=&sub_library=

New York City Web Sites

Columbia University 1968
Interactive History of Columbia 68
- Collections of images, narratives, and articles documenting the protests.

NYPIRG on Campus, City College


Education and its Importance

Books

Cooper, Karyn. Burning issues: foundations of education. Lanham: ScarecrowEducation, 2004.
Call number: LB1060 .C6595 2004

Freire, Paulo. Education for critical consciousness. New York: Seabury Press, 1973.
Call number: LC 191 .F7613 1973

Freire, Paulo. The politics of education: culture, power, and liberation. South Hadley: Bergin & Garvey, 1985.
Call number: LC 149 .F76 1985

Hargreaves, Andy. Teaching in the knowledge society: education in the age of insecurity. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Call number: LB1025.3 .H366 2003

Spring, Joel H. Education and the rise of the global economy Mahwah: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1998.
Call number: eBook

For more books, keyword search CUNY+ for education and society, educational change and education and political.

Online Subscription Collections

Education Full Text: Start with a keyword search for United States and education and success or United States and education and achievement. As you read through the collection, you'll see more keyword options.

ERIC: Start with a keyword search for United States and education and success or United States and education and achievement. As you read through the collection, you'll see more keyword options.

Professional Development Collection: Start with a keyword search for United States and education and success or United States and education and achievement. As you read through the collection, you'll see more keyword options.

Web Sites

Median Earnings by Educational Attainment
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=01000US&-ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_G00_&-mt_name=ACS_2007_3YR_G2000_B20004
Salary information based upon level of education. Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Students - ED.gov
http://www.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml
A huge page of helpful information for students from the U.S. Department of Education


FAMILY

Articles

scott, Janny. "The Long Run: A Free-Spirited Wanderer Who Set Obama’s Path". New York Times. 14 Mar. 2008. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.
- About Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro.

Books

Bankston III, Carl L. and Kent Rasmussen (eds.). Encyclopedia of Family Life. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1999.
Call number: Reference HQ 534 .E53 1999

Berns, Roberta. Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support. Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2004.
Call number: HQ767.9 .B45 2004

Bradshaw, Jonathan et al. Absent Fathers. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Call number: HQ 756.8 .A25 1999

Bryson, Ken and Lynne M. Casper. Coresident Grandparents and Grandchildren. Washington D.C.: Census Bureau, 1999.
Call number: PDF

De Toledo, Sylvie and Deborah Edler Brown. Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family. New York: Guilford Press, 1995.
Call number: HQ 759.9 .D423 1995

Lareau, Annette. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
Call number: HQ767.9 .L37 2003

Pleck, Elizabeth Hafkin. Celebrating the Family: Ethnicity, Consumer Culture, and Family Rituals. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Call number: GT 4986 .A1 P54 2000

Pryor, Jan. Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
Call number:HQ777.5 .C428 2001

Taylor, Robert Joseph et al. (eds.). Family Life in Black America. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1997.
Call number: E 185.86 .F36 1997


Foreign Affairs

Sanger, David E. The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. New York: Harmony Books, 2009.
Call number: Browsing Collection - SHELVED BY AUTHOR General Non-Fiction

Indonesia Books

Civilizations of Asia. Milwaukee: Raintree Publishers, 1989.
Call number: DS 33.5 .G7313 1989

Cribb, R. B. Historical dictionary of Indonesia Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Call number: Reference DS633 .C75 2004

Lamoureux, Florence. Indonesia: A Global Studies Handbook. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003.
Call number: DS615 .L36 2003

Mulder, Niels. Inside Indonesian Society: Cultural Change in Java. Amsterdam: Pepin Press, 1996.
Call number: DS 646.23 .M84 1996

Simpson, Judith. Indonesia. Broomall: Mason Crest Publishers, 2003.
Call number: DS615 .S4985 2003

The Statesman's year-book. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Call number: Reference JA 51 .S7

Tanter, Richard. Bitter flowers, sweet flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the world community. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.
Call number: Reference DS 646.57 .T55 T36 2001

Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations. Detroit: Thomson, Gale, 2004.
Call number: Reference G63 .W67 2004

For more books, subject search CUNY + for Indonesia. You also might want to search across all CUNY libraries.

Online Subscription Collections

Encyclopædia Britannica World Data Analyst: Use the pulldown menu to select Indonesia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Do a keyword search for Indonesia.

Indonesia Web Sites

Country Profile: Indonesia. BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1260544.stm
Background from the respected network.

Indonesia. CIA - The World Factbook.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ID.html
Background from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Indonesia - Country Brief. The World Bank.
http://www.worldbank.org/indonesia
Background from the World Bank.

Kenya Books

Africa Watch Committee. Kenya: Taking Liberties. New York: Africa Watch, 1991.
Call number: JC 599 .K4 A37 1991

Leys, Colin. Underdevelopment in Kenya: the political economy of neo-colonialism, 1964-1971 Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974
Call number: HC517.K4 L49

Lye, Keith. Encyclopedia of African nations and civilizations. New York: Facts on File, 2002.
Call number: Reference DT14 .E43 2002

Miller, Norman N. Kenya: the quest for prosperity Boulder: Westview Press, 1984.
Call number: DT433.58 .M55 1984

Oppong, Joseph R. and Esther D. Oppong. Kenya. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004.
Call number: DT433.522 .O67 2004

Pateman, Robert. Kenya. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
Call number: DT 433.522 .P38 1993

Sobania, N.W. Culture and Customs of Kenya. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Call number: GN659 .K4 .S63 2003

The Statesman's year-book. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Call number: Reference JA 51 .S7

Winslow, Zachery. Kenya. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
Call number: DT433.522 .W56 1987

For more books, subject search CUNY + for Kenya.

Online Subscription Collections

Encyclopædia Britannica World Data Analyst: Use the pulldown menu to select Kenya.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Do a keyword search for Kenya.

Kenya Web Sites

Kenya. CIA - The World Factbook.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/KE.html
Background from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Kenya - Country Brief. The World Bank.
http://www.worldbank.org/kenya
Background from the World Bank.

Country Profile: Kenya. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-the-fco/country-profiles/sub-saharan-africa/kenya


Race and Cultural Identity

Articles

Cruz, Bárbara C. and Michael J. Berson. "The American Melting Pot? Miscegenation Laws in the United States." OAH Magazine of History 15.4 (2001). Web.

DaCosta, Kimberly McClain. "Viewpoint: Is Barack Obama black?" BBC News. 18 Nov. 2008. Web.
- A reaction to Debra Dickerson's essay "Colorblind" in Salon.

Dickerson, Debra J. "Colorblind". Salon. 22 Jan. 2007. Web.

"Essay: WHAT THE NEGRO HAS-AND HAS NOT-GAINED." Time. 28 Oct. 1966. Web.

Kronholz, June. "Racial Identity's Gray Area." Wall Street Journal. 12 Jun. 2008. Web.

Younge, Gary. "The Obama Effect." Nation. 13 Dec. 2007. Web.
--"Obama, Ferraro, Wright: 'Postracial' Meets Racism." Nation. 20 Mar. 2008. Web.
--"What Obama Means to the World." Nation. 15 Jan. 2009. Web.

Books

Assensoh, Yvette M. and Lawrence J. Hanks (eds.). Black and Multiracial Politics in America. New York: New York University Press, 2000.
Call number: E 185.615 .B537 2000

Baker, Houston A. Critical Memory: Public Spheres, African American Writing, and Black Fathers and Sons in America. Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt lecture series, no. 8. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2001.
Call number: E 185.86 .B256 2001

Bayor, Ronald H. Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
Call number: E184 .A1 R244 2003

Carby, Hazel V. Race Men. The W.E.B. Du Bois lectures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Call number: E 185.86 .C297 1998

Croly, David G. Miscegenation The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro. New York: H. Dexter, Hamilton & co, 1864.
E-book via Archive.org.
- First known use of the invented term "miscegenation" in print; an anti-abolishionist hoax written by two journalists.

Dalmage, Heather M. Tripping on the Color Line: Black-white Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
Call number: HQ 1031 .D34 2000

Dickerson, Debra J. The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners . New York: Pantheon Books, 2004.
Call number: E185.625 .D53 2004

Early, Gerald Lyn, and Debra J. Dickerson. Best African American Essays, 2009. New York: Bantam Books, 2009.
Call number: Browsing Collection
- Includes essays by and about Barack Obama.

Jackson II, Ronald L. (ed.). African American Communication & Identities: Essential Readings. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2004.
Call number: P94.5 .A37 A367 2004

Johnson, Kevin R. Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
Call number: Reference - KF4755 .M59 2003

Larsen, Nella. Passing New York: Norton, 2007.
Call number:PS3523 .A7225 P37 2007

Majors, Richard, and Janet Mancini Billson. Cool Pose: The Dilemmas of Black Manhood in America. New York: Lexington Books, 1992.
Call number:E 185.86 .M35 1991

Malcomson, Scott L. One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
Call number: E 184 .A1 M265 2001

O'Hearn, Claudine C. Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural. New York: Pantheon Books, 1998.
Call number: HQ 777.9 .H34 1998

Prasad, Chandra. Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Call number: PS647 .E85 M59 2006

Rockquemore, Kerry and David L. Brunsma. Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2002.
Call number: E184 .A1 R62 2002

Summers, Martin Anthony. Manliness and Its Discontents: The Black Middle Class and the Transformation of Masculinity, 1900-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Call number: E185.86 .S865 2004

Takaki, Ronald (ed.). From Different Shores: Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Call number: E 184 .A1 F745 1994

Wallenstein, Peter. Tell the Court I Love My Wife: Race, Marriage, and Law : an American History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Call number: KF511 .W35 2002

White, Terry (ed.). Blacks and Whites Meeting in America: Eighteen Essays on Race. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2003.
Call number: E185.615 .D385 2001

Winters, Loretta I. and Herman L. DeBose (eds.). New Faces in a Changing America: Multiracial Identity in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2003.
Call number: E184.A1 N379 2003

Books - Other CUNY Libraries

Asim, Jabari. What Obama Means: --for Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future. New York: William Morrow, 2009.
Kingsborough - Call number: E907 .A85 2009
- Written by the author of The N Word.

Steele, Shelby. A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win. New York: Free Press, 2008.
NYCCT - Stacks - E901.1 .O23 S74 2008

Media

"Obama's Speech on Race." New York Times. 18 Mar. 2008. Web. 25 Jul. 2009.
- Interactive video and transcript of Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008.

Web Sites

Loving Day Legal Map Loving Day Project. 2009. Web.
- This legal map shows which states restricted interracial marriage from 1662 to 1967. Resources about the Loving v. Virginia decision are also provided.