As President Barack Obama winds down his eight years in the White House and President-elect Donald Trump prepares to be inaugurated on Friday, TIME History asked a variety of experts to weigh in on a question: How do you think historians of the future will talk about on his time in Office? Where will he fit in the ranks of presidents past?
As a scholar of U.S. history, I have studied the many cases in which presidential nominees, particularly judges, have failed to gain Senate confirmation. However, according to the Senate Historical Office, there were four cases since 1970 in which a Senate controlled by the president’s party did not confirm the president’s nominees.
Thanks to all the SHAFR members who braved Denver "stock show weather" and came out to our events at the AHA in Denver!
President Mary Dudziak speaks at the SHAFR luncheon at the American Historical Association Meeting in Denver, January 2017.
Stephen Wertheim at the University of Cambridge writes in Foreign Affairs on "Trump and American Exceptionalism: Why a Crippled America Is Something New"
Jayita Sarkar is a Research Fellow with the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the fall of 2017, she will be an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Dr. Sarkar's research projects have been funded by the Stanton Foundation, Harvard University's Project on Managing the Atom, Swiss National Science Foundation, Lyndon Johnson Foundation and Gerald Ford Foundation.
Nichols teaches history at Oregon State University, where is serves as Director of the OSU Center for the Humanities. He specializes in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world, particularly in the areas of isolationism, internationalism, and globalization. In addition, he is an expert on modern U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, with an emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1880-1920) through the present. A frequent commentator on U.S.
Atkinson's recently published book, The Burdens of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Labor Migration in the British Empire and the United States draws upon archival research in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and the United States. It explores efforts to restrict Japanese and South Asian immigration during the first decades of the twentieth century.