Donald Trump as History

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Donald Trump as History
Spring 2023
Taught By: Oz Frankel
Section: A

CRN: 13305

Credits: 3

Donald Trump’s improbable journey from the Trump Tower to the White House is often described as “without precedent.” And, yet, Trump’s campaign and presidency have reworked familiar themes in US history: nativism, populism, the politics of nostalgia, politics as spectacle, and the recurrent efforts to rejuvenate or re-masculinize American society. The seminar revisits these topics in some detail as it critically explores diverse historical frames and perspectives available for understanding the Trump phenomenon. Conversely, we will ask in what way Trump’s presidency alters our view of history and requires new historical thinking about the American political system, public sphere, and ideology and the relationship between process and individual actors in history.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1107
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023