Is Donald Trump a new phenomenon in American political history? From where did his support emerge? Where can we find the antecedents for his brand of populism and racialized politics?
In episode 17, Professor Stephen G. Hall (Alcorn State University) discusses the Trump Syllabus 2.0, and understanding Trump historically. Hall is one of the scholars behind the revised syllabus, and also the author of A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. His main expertise includes African American historiography, nineteenth and twentieth century intellectual history, and the modern African Diaspora.