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17:30 - 19:00 21 February 2017

Trump's Triumph and Early Days: a Historian's Perspective


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University, Chicago, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer is an assistant professor of history at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in twentieth-century United States history, with an emphasis on in the fields of capitalism, business, labor, political ideas and ideologies, regional development, and urbanization. Shermer has written extensively on twentieth-century U.S. political and urban history. She is the author of Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), editor of Barry Goldwater and the Remaking of the American Political Landscape (University of Arizona Press, 2013), and co-editor, with Nelson Lichtenstein, of The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination (

Dr Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago) Was Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton really that surprising or unprecedented? It may seem so, given the gaffs, one-liners, and memorable moments, but her loss and his victory were really decades in the making. This talk, given by an expert on the history of US conservatism and political life, will trace this longer history and provide a revealing set of insights into the rise of Donald Trump.


Oscar Martinez
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