The recent rise of populist movements in Europe and in the USA as well as the sudden wide-spread acceptance of nationalist discourses that only thinly veil their racist investments has produced a wave of scholarly material on the history and the continuance of conservatism and racism all over Europe and in the USA. This course aims to look at the history of! one specifc ideological conviction that is closely entangled with the Alt-Right: White Supremacism. The course will investigate the historical roots in Europe and trace the historical variations of white supremacist thought in colonial America/the USA.