Trump Syllabus 2.0: A Supplementary Reading List

Photo: Damon Winter/Flickr
Photo: Damon Winter/Flickr

This supplementary reading list is designed to augment the Trump Syllabus 2.0 by N.D.B. Connolly and Keisha N. Blain. In keeping with the spirit of the Trump Syllabus 2.0., the additional sources below represent a diverse authorship and subject matter. In many ways, it is designed to frame an alternative, yet central and foundational list of texts to foster an innovative pedagogy, emphasizing the centrality of race, class, gender and difference as operative and central as opposed to peripheral sites for the explanation and understanding of American society. While extensive lip service has been paid to these categories, as the Chronicle’s Trump 101 syllabus demonstrated, much work remains to be done in academe to address these issues. This statement extends to the broader society. The suggested readings below span the nation’s history from its origins up to the contemporary moment. This supplementary list is not designed as a definitive and static production rather it is a fluid and open source document. To that end, we welcome your comments, thoughts and most importantly, your additions.

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Origins, Intellectual Genealogies, and Ideological Constructs
Primary Sources and Multimedia
Race, Class, Gender and Difference
Primary Sources and Multimedia
Religion and Society
Primary Sources and Multimedia
Civil Rights and Liberties
Primary Sources and Multimedia
The Worlds Within and Beyond Our Shores
Primary Sources and Multimedia
Contemporary Representations
Primary Sources and Multimedia

Dr. Stephen G. Hall is the Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University. He is the author of  A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America (UNC Press, 2009). His second book project is entitled Global Visions: African American Historians Engage the World, 1885-1960. He is also in the process of editing a collection entitled Stories of the Race: African American History and Historiography in the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries (under contract with Routledge Press). Follow him on Twitter @historianspeaks