The 1619 Project, New York Times Magazine

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: (2020) The 1619 Project, New York Times Magazine. History Australia, 17 (4). pp. 759-760. ISSN 1449-0854


On 20 August 2019, The 1619 Project was published in observance of the 400 years that had elapsed since the first enslaved Africans had been forcibly transported to and sold in the colony of Virginia. In reconceiving 1619 – rather than 1776 – as the nation’s true founding, this essay series envisages slavery as pivotal to the nation that would become the United States. The 1619 Project has provoked praise, debate, and controversy among historians and other commentators. This ongoing commentary has transformed The 1619 Project into something of a cultural and political reference point for discussions about history as much as current affairs in the United States.

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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 02:33
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Uncontrolled Keywords: The 1619 Project, New York Times Magazine, Nikole Hannah-Jones, slavery, United States
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430321 North American history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430312 Histories of race
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130706 Understanding the past of the Americas
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