Trump’s America in Historical Perspective: The War against Women, the Fight against Unions, and the Assault against Mexicans, African Americans, and Muslims

Lecture Description

Donald Trump appears sui generis as a personality and politician but are his signature positions an aberration in the long sweep of US history? This talk historicizes current issues—including the ”war” against women, nativism and deportation politics, the battle against organized labor, and threats against civil liberties, civil rights, free speech, and voting rights. It looks at antecedents and precedents in thinking about continuities and new paradigms in US culture, society, and politics.

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Politics Presidential

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