Rally of President Donald Trump

The 2016 presidential race and the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States revealed divisive social, cultural, and political issues convulsing the United States, many of which have deep historical roots.


Marjorie J. Spruill

Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Although her book Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women's Rights focuses on the 1970s (and more specifically the effects of the 1977 IWY conferences including the National Women’s Conference), a connection to Trump is clear. It actually serves as “deep background” for the most...(Read More)

Charles L. Cohen

Jews and Muslims in Christian America

How religion is lived and expressed publically in the United States is adjudicated by an ever-changing framework configured by the Constitution, the political institutions that flow from it, and a religious culture that hugely values religious freedom while also being inflected by various claims...(Read More)

Peter Karsten

The Four "Cousins-in-Law" and How They Are Related: Substantive Due Process and State-Based Prohibition; Slavery in the Federal Territory; Mormon Statehood; and Public School Prayer and Bible Reading

This talk compares four religious, political, and legal controversies in 19th and early 20th century America. Each was grounded in the sharp division between the Republican and Democratic Parties’ perspectives on public policy, and all four were fired by religious differences involving the...(Read More)

There are Additional Distinguished Lecturers that Can Speak on this Topic at Your Upcoming Event

Find them here by searching by topic

There are Additional OAH Lectures Available on This Topic.

Search for "Trump" in the Lecture Titles search bar.

Explore all OAH Distinguished Lecturers who specialize in U. S. Presidential history here.

Ad - Ready to book a speaker? Click Here