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1620 : a critical response to the 1619 Project  Cover Image Book Book

1620 : a critical response to the 1619 Project / Peter W. Wood.


"When and where was America founded? Was it in Virginia in 1619, when a pirate ship landed a group of captive Africans at Jamestown? So asserted the New York Times in August 2019 when it announced its 1619 Project. The Times set out to transform history by tracing American institutions, culture, and prosperity to that pirate ship and the exploitation of African Americans that followed. A controversy erupted, with historians pushing back against what they say is a false narrative conjured out of racial grievance. This book sums up what the critics have said and argues that the proper starting point for the American story is 1620, with the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard ship before the Pilgrims set foot in the Massachusetts wilderness. A nation as complex as ours, of course, has many starting points, most notably the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the quintessential ideas of American self-government and ordered liberty grew from the deliberate actions of the Mayflower immigrants in 1620." -- Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781641771245
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: 1619 Project.
Slavery > United States > History.
Critical pedagogy.
United States > History > Study and teaching.
United States > Historiography.

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