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Explore the debate and science of American History.

December 13, 2019

Debunking Howard Zinn with Mary Grabar

Peter Wood

A People’s History is easily one of the most common and popular history books in America, why? What makes this revisionist history so appealing? Listen in as Peter and Mary Grabar attempt to answer these questions and others about Howard Zinn&#...

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November 21, 2019

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  "1619 Project" view of history...

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October 31, 2019

Episode #43: Lincoln on the Golf Course

Peter Wood

In this episode, Peter Wood is joined by NAS Board of Directors member Tom Klingenstein to discuss Abraham Lincoln, multiculturalism, the liberal arts, and "the golf shot heard round the academic world."

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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 The New York Times' 1619 Project.

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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, arguing that it is both in error and dangerous for...

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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's founding.

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October 8, 2019

How the Times’ 1619 Project Misses the Point

David Randall

As Englishmen had become Americans, liberty and equality shifted from customs to rights, and slavery became a very peculiar institution indeed, a repellent anomaly in a world of freedom.

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October 7, 2019

Slavery Gave Us Double-Entry Bookkeeping?

Hans Eicholz

An essay from the New York Times makes a striking choice on which facts to include and which to leave aside for the purpose of constructing a new theory of capital. Hans Eicholz rebuts Matthew Desmond by bringing back the facts. 

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October 7, 2019

Positive Good Slavery Argument Makes a Comeback at The New York Times

William B. Allen

The "1619 Project" declares that the economic and social advances of the United States are owing to the development of slavery in the American South. As stated, argues W.B. Allen, The New York Times is resurrecting a "utilitaria...

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October 4, 2019

Teaching American History: The Place of Slavery

William H. Young

William Young discusses the Montpelier Foundation's ideologically skewed initiative to revise American history curricula.

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