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The Politics of Hope: Four Historians Take on the Obama Presidency

On November 6, 2016 at the Boston Public Library four historians discussed Obama's legacy. Perhaps no president came into office with greater challenges or higher expectations than Barack Obama. Where will future presidential historians rank our first African-American president? For what will he be best remembered?
Panelists: Ellen Fitzpatrick, political historian at the University of New Hampshire; Annette Gordon-Reed, historian and law professor at Harvard University; David Greenberg, journalist and historian at Rutgers University; Heather Cox Richards, Professor of American History at Boston College; Moderated by Meghna Chakrabarti host of WBUR's Radio Boston.
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