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What it meant

In the great national narrative, where will Obama's election really fit? Five historians answer.

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November 9, 2008

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IF THERE'S A single word that has been used more than any other to describe last week's election, it is "historic." In a different year, this might be dismissed as the hyperbole that comes with the season, but this time the word is undeniably apt. The sense of history has been palpable. It was felt in the spontaneous street celebrations, ... (Full article: 3039 words)

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