Explore the debate and science of American History.

July 3, 2020

Happy Independence Day from NAS

Peter Wood

A virtuous republic worth fighting and dying for is also worth thinking and reading for.

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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 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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January 31, 2020

Will There Ever Be Honest Dialogue About The 1619 Project?

David Randall

Proponents of the 1619 Project continue to shrug off the factual errors included throughout many of the essays. As the Project's accompanying curriculum appears in K-12 schools, these errors take...

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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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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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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...

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