What is The 1619 Project?

“Essential for anyone who wants to understand the America we live in today, and the threads of its history, from the awful to the inspirational.”

“I purchased because my daughter had to read this unsubstantiated, hollow and falsehood comic book. “

“This is one of the best books I have read. Full of history, compassion, suffering, hope and triumphs.”

“I only gave this book 1 star because giving it zero wasn’t an option.”

These are actually quotes from Customer Reviews of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones on Amazon.com. You’ve probably heard politicians pontificating about this country’s racial history in general and The 1619 Project in particular. As a history nerd to begin with anything that generates that many (mostly negative) comments is worthy of investigation. So I decided to read it for myself.


Is has a 4.8 rating on Amazon.com with over 15,000 reviews.

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