Obama's Legacy: He Sparked Hope - and Got Blindsided

3/11/2018 - Professors of History Kathryn Olmsted and Eric Rauchway at CNN.

Barack Obama has been out of the White House for only a little more than a year. But it's not too soon for historians to begin to assess the impact of his momentous presidency. Soon after the election, I convened a conference at Princeton University to start the discussion, and now some of the work by scholars who attended the meeting has been published as the first historical assessment of the 44th President's two terms. In the piece that follows and with the contributions from some of the historians, we attempt to analyze what Obama did and did not accomplish.

Read the full story at CNN.