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1619 Slavery

A Matter of Facts

W ith much fanfare, The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue in August to what it called the 1619 Project. The project’s aim, the magazine announced, was to reinterpret the entirety of American history. “Our democracy’s founding ideals,” its lead e…
bubmag
January 22, 2020
1619 Slavery

The Inclusive Case for 1776, Not 1619

America’s original revolutionaries, along with Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King Jr., all placed the universalist ideals of the Declaration of Independence at the center of this country’s founding. But that paradigm is under vigorous…
bubmag
January 6, 2020