The 1619 Project and the Long Battle Over U.S. History
Fights over how we tell our national story go back more than a century — and have a great deal to teach us about our current divisions.
New York Times Magazine
November 9, 2021
The 1619 Project
: A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jake Silverstein, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman
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The NYT’s Jake Silverstein Concocts “a New Origin Story” for the 1619 Project
The project's editor falsifies the history of American history-writing, openly embracing the privileging of “narrative” over “actual fact.”
World Socialist Web Site
November 24, 2021
What the 1619 Project Got Wrong
It erases the fact that, for the first 70 years of its existence, the US was roiled by intense, escalating conflict over slavery – a conflict only resolved by civil war.
December 17, 2021
How the 1619 Project Took Over 2020
It’s a hashtag, a talking point, a Trump rally riff. The inside story of a New York Times project that launched a year-long culture war.
October 13, 2020
1619 and All That
The Editor of the American Historical Review weighs in on recent historiographical debates around the New York Times' 1619 Project.
American Historical Review
February 3, 2020
A Matter of Facts
The New York Times’ 1619 Project launched with the best of intentions, but has been undermined by some of its claims.
January 22, 2020
The 1619 Project Unrepentantly Pushes Junk History
Nikole Hannah-Jones' new book sidesteps scholarly critics while quietly deleting previous factual errors.
Phillip W. Magness
March 29, 2022
The 1619 Project and the Demands of Public History
The ambitious Times endeavor reveals the difficulties that greet a journalistic project when it aspires to shift a founding narrative of the past.
Lauren Michele Jackson
The New Yorker
December 8, 2021
History As End
1619, 1776, and the politics of the past.
June 8, 2021
The Hidden Stakes of the 1619 Controversy
Critics of the New York Times’s 1619 Project obscure a longstanding debate among historians over whether the American Revolution was a proslavery revolt.
January 24, 2020
The 1619 Project and the Work of the Historian
Sean Wilentz wrote a piece opposing the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, but his use of Revolutionary-era newspapers as sources is flawed.
Joseph M. Adelman
January 23, 2020
The Fight Over the 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts
A dispute between some scholars and the authors of NYT Magazine’s issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of U.S. society.
December 23, 2019
Engaging The 1619 Project
A collection of resources challenging the notion that the U.S. was built on nothing but injustice and subjugation.
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