Donald Trump as History

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Donald Trump as History

Spring 2023

Taught By: Oz Frankel

Section: A

CRN: 13334

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: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:22pm 8/19/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023