American Democracy after Trump: Hopes, Fears, and Precedents, with Jason Opal

On 3 December 2020, Dr. Jason Opal presented a paper at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History titled American Democracy after Trump: Hopes, Fears, and Precedents. 

Dr. Jason Opal is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill and is an associate of the Wilson Institute. He studies colonial North America, the American Revolution, and New World slavery and is the author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation and Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England. Jason’s opinion pieces and short essays on American politics and race relations have recently appeared in the Washington Post, the LA TimesThe WalrusThe ConversationJacobin, and many other media outlets in the United States and Canada.


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