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"Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours": How Music and Musicians Propelled Barack Obama to the Presidency in 2008

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Author: Charron, Jacob
Advisor: Rasmussen, Anne K.
Committee Members: Knight, Arthur; Hulse, Brian Clarence
Issued Date: 2009-05-14
Subjects: Barack Obama
Elections
Popular Music
Hip-Hop
The Internet
Censorship
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1214
Description: This paper examines the role of music in American campaigns over the years, highlighting Barack Obama's 2008 run for the Presidency. Obama's campaign revitalized the role of music in American politics through the release of a campaign compilation album, an open dialogue with the music community, and by using the internet as a forum for performance related to the campaign.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Music


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