American History and Donald Trump

The 200-Year-Old Roots of the Trump Campaign
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Donald Trump is not the first candidate of his kind. While nobody had quite his celebrity or combover, Trump is part of a populist strain in American politics that is centuries old. This strain of American politics goes back to the Lyndon Johnsons, Wendell Wilkies, and Huey Longs of the 20th century. It stretches back to the William Jennings Bryans or even the Andrew Jacksons of the 19th century. In fact, most historians and political aficionados – whatever they think of the Donald – think candidates like him are as old as the United States itself.

In this course you will learn about other Donald Trumps in American history, such as

  • Andrew Jackson, who fought over 100 duels and was hated by elite society
  • William Jennings Bryan, the fiery populist who threatened to overturn America's financial system
  • Huey Long, the eccentric governor who promised socialism and gave his best speeches drunk

This course is divided into eight video lectures. It explains the reasons for Trump's campaign success, then finds other politicians in American history who fit that mold. By looking at their political fates we will be able to better guess the future of the Donald Trump campaign.

What are the requirements?

  • Ability to stream videos and download documents

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand Donald Trump's campaign in the context of 200 years of American history
  • Connect Trump to other American populists, such as Andrew Jackson, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, and others

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who feels competent in a university-level history course

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:59
Section 2: Donald Trump in the Context of American History
Donald Trump in the Context of American History
Preview
06:01
Section 3: Characteristics of the Trump Campaign
Characteristics of the Trump Campaign
Preview
09:43
Section 4: Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
10:24
Section 5: Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan (1896)
Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan
05:21
Section 6: Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
07:05
Section 7: Alabama Gov. George Wallace
Alabama Gov. George Wallace
09:37
Section 8: Conclusion: What Does U.S. History Tell Us About Donald Trump?
What Does U.S. History Tell Us About Donald Trump?
04:13
Section 9: Audio Downloads to Sections 1-8
Introduction
01:59
Donald Trump in the Context of American History
06:01
Characteristics of the Trump Campaign
09:43
Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
10:24
Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan (1896)
05:21
Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
07:06
Alabama Gov. George Wallace
09:37
Conclusion: What Does U.S. History Tell Us About Donald Trump?
04:13

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Instructor Biography

Michael Rank, PhD, History

Michael Rank is a PhD in Middle East history. He studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and holds an MA in Ottoman History from Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research project is on Christian-Muslim intellectual and religious history in late Ottoman Istanbul. Michael has taught courses in Hungary, Turkey, and the United States on Middle East History, International Affairs, Intercultural Studies, and American History. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights in the Middle East.

Michael is the author of 12 books, including "From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of MIddle East History,"; "The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross"; and "The Most Powerful Women in the MIddle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor."

He lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters.

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