GHIS

5550

Thinking Historically with Donald J. Trump

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Thinking Historically w/ Trump

Spring 2021

Taught By: Oz Frankel

Section: A

CRN: 9617

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 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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 8:22pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021