In the first part of this two-part episode, History Workshop’s Hannah Elias speaks with Professor Richard Drayton (King’s College London) and asks him to put white supremacy in historical perspective. What are the long term intellectual, social and political roots of white supremacy in Britain and the Americas? How has white supremacy factored in the political coalition that supports Donald Trump, and in the anti-immigrant sentiment that led to Brexit? What are the stories and cultural trends we need to know in order to understand how white supremacy operates in Anglo-American culture? Drayton offers historical context and explanation for these questions and more.

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