Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America (Paperback)

Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America By John Sides, Michael Tesler, Lynn Vavreck Cover Image
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A gripping in-depth look at the presidential election that stunned the world

Donald Trump's election victory resulted in one of the most unexpected presidencies in history. Identity Crisis provides the definitive account of the campaign that seemed to break all the political rules--but in fact didn't. Featuring a new afterword by the authors that discusses the 2018 midterms and today's emerging political trends, this compelling book describes how Trump's victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people's racial and ethnic identities, and how the Trump campaign exacerbated these divisions by hammering away on race, immigration, and religion. The result was an epic battle not just for the White House but about what America should be.

About the Author

John Sides is professor of political science at George Washington University. Twitter @johnmsides Michael Tesler is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. Lynn Vavreck is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Twitter @vavreck

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691196435
ISBN-10: 0691196435
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 2019
Pages: 360
Language: English
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