Holiday Reading Lists

First up, a 15-week Trump Syllabus 2.0, assembled in response to the Trump Syllabus initially posted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

This course, assembled by historians N. D. B. Connolly and Keisha N. Blain, includes suggested readings and other resources from more than one hundred scholars in a variety of disciplines. The course explores Donald Trump’s rise as a product of the American lineage of racism, sexism, nativism, and imperialism. It offers an introduction to the deep currents of American political culture that produced what many simply call “Trumpism”: personal and political gain marred by intolerance, derived from wealth, and rooted in the history of segregation, sexism, and exploitation.

The Trump Syllabus 2.0 explores Donald Trump’s rise as a product of the American lineage of racism, sexism, nativism, and imperialism.

If you don’t have time over the next few days to digest an entire course’s worth of material (though we highly recommend at least a skim!), here’s a slightly more manageable reading list: curated by Milena Popova, a “Welcome to Fascism” reading list.

Both contain excellent content resources most appropriate for college students or adult learners, but in the right setting and with appropriate scaffolding, much of the material could also be used with younger students.

One place to begin there might be the link Popova includes of the NYT comprehensive exit data.

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