Explore the debate and science of 1620 Project.

June 22, 2020

Re-Founding a Nation: Jamestown Year 1

Bruce Gilley

To change the future, radicals must capture the past.

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May 19, 2020

And the Pulitzer goes to...Nikole Hannah-Jones?

John David

Hannah-Jones' eminently flawed 1619 Project essay deserved no consideration for this award due to its widespread disregard of journalistic standards and historical facts, as well as her refus...

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May 7, 2020

The Collapse of the Fourth Estate

Peter Wood

Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her work in The 1619 Project. This does nothing but demonstrate the Pulitzer Committee's tribal loyalty to progressivism.

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May 4, 2020

Pulitzer and the Politicization of American History

Christopher Kendall

How did a piece of historical commentary that misrepresents central elements of the American founding, rejects rigorous historical analysis, and elevates proudly biased distortions of history win the...

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April 14, 2020

The 1620 Project and its Critics

John David

Despite its particular challenges, the history of Plymouth Colony is an absolutely vital aspect of the American founding. We ought to treat it as such.

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April 7, 2020

Missing the Point of Plymouth Rock

David Randall

It is the essential, central component of the story of American liberty.

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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

National Association of Scholars

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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