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The 1619 Project : a new origin story / created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.

Hannah-Jones, Nikole. (Added Author). New York Times Company. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 8 of 41 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Seymour Public Library.

Current holds

29 current holds with 41 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Seymour Public Library 973 1619 (Text to phone) 34043150324739 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/17/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593230574 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593230572 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593230572
  • ISBN: 0593230574
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country's very origin. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur "genius" and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture--including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson. Together, their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culutre, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. Interstitial works of flash fiction and poetry bring the history to life through the imaginative interpretations of some of our greatest writers. The 1619 Project ultimately sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to undersand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Slavery > Political aspects > United States > History.
African Americans > United States > History.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Civilization.
1619 Project.

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