According the New York Times’s “1619 Project,” America was not founded in 1776, with a declaration of freedom and independence, but in 1619 with the introduction of African slavery into the New World. Ever since then, the “1619 Project” argues, American history has been one long sordid tale of systemic racism.
Celebrated historians have debunked this, more than two hundred years of American literature disproves it, parents know it to be false, and yet it is being promoted across America as an integral part of grade school curricula and unquestionable orthodoxy on college campuses.
The “1619 Project” is not just bad history, it is a danger to our national life, replacing the idea, goal, and reality of American unity with race-based obsessions that we have seen play out in violence, riots, and the destruction of American monuments—not to mention the wholesale rewriting of America’s historical and cultural past.
In her new book, Debunking the 1619 Project, scholar Mary Grabar, shows, in dramatic fashion, just how full of flat-out lies, distortions, and noxious propaganda the “1619 Project” really is. It is essential reading for every concerned parent, citizen, school board member, and policymaker.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 "The 1619 Riots" 1
Chapter 2 The Project Is Launched 11
Chapter 3 Canceling Thomas Jefferson-and 1776 41
Chapter 4 Declaring Independence "to Protect the Institution of Slavery"? 65
Chapter 5 "Unlike Anything That Had Existed in the World Before"? 79
Chapter 6 A History Neither New nor True 105
Chapter 7 A Not So Simple Story 125
Chapter 8 The Wolf by the Ears 149
Chapter 9 Colonization and Freedom 181
Chapter 10 Taking Down Abraham Lincoln 193
Chapter 11 Choosing Resentment-or Freedom? 233
Editors' Note 257