Explore the debate and science of 1620 Project.

March 16, 2020

The New York Times Revises The 1619 Project, Barely

Peter Wood

After more than six months of criticism from historians, The New York Times has very slightly revised part of The 1619 Project. It's a start, but we hope they will do more.

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March 10, 2020

The New York Times Won't Engage with 1619 Detractors

John David

The New York Times' 1619 Project claims to “recast all of American history.” Why won't its writers discuss with historians?

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March 3, 2020

Excluding Experts


Nikole Hannah-Jones ought to step up, be courageous, and debate the historians with whom she disagrees, argues Peter Wood in a recent essay.

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February 20, 2020

The Economics and Politics of The 1619 Project

Peter Wood, Phillip W. Magness and Robert Cherry

Robert Cherry and Phil Magness join Peter W. Wood to discuss The 1619 Project, including its dubious portrayal of the economics of American slavery.

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January 7, 2020

NAS's 1620 Project Gets Off the Ground

John David

The 1620 Project is a rich collection of scholarly voices, gathered to refute the New York Times’1619 Project and provide broader pictures of American history.

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November 21, 2019

Episode #46: Lincoln Redux: Race and American History with Lucas Morel

David Randall

In this episode, David Randall and political scientist Lucas Morel discuss Morel's response to the lead essay of the New York Times' 1619 Project, as well as strategies for countering the ...

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November 15, 2019

The Truth About America's Founding and Slavery

Daniel Davis

During this in-depth interview, Allen Guelzo talks about the New York Times' 1619 project, reparations, capitalism and its role in our history, and more.

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October 21, 2019

America Wasn't Founded on White Supremacy

Lucas Morel

Were the founding fathers' stated ideals different from their true intentions? Professor Lucas Morel explores this question through a critique of Nikole Hannah-Jones' influential piece for...

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October 19, 2019

America’s Exceptional Guilt

Jason Ross

A Liberty University professor explains the emergence of the "neo-Garrisonian" view of the Constitution, recently promulgated in The New York Times' 1619 Project, ...

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October 18, 2019

Reclaiming 1619

Kevin R. C. Gutzman

A prominent historian critiques the New York Times' over-simplified portrayal of American slavery, instead offering a more holistic account of the events surrounding our country'...

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