Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, presents a radical new take on America’s history in “The 1619 Project.” Arguing that the year 1619 is when American slavery began rather than when it ended, she posits that racism and white supremacy are not traditional fixtures of our society but instead were deliberately created to uphold slavery and its legacy. Featuring contributions fromTa-Nehisi Coates, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jesmyn Wardand many others, this essential volume upends everything we thought we knew about American history.
For who is this book for ?
The 1619 Project is a radical new take on American history, arguing that the year 1619 is when American slavery began rather than when it ended. Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, presents this essential volume which upends everything we thought we knew about American history. Featuring contributions from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jesmyn Ward and many others, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in learning more about the complicated truths of America’s past.
- The 1619 Project is a fresh and insightful take on American history that will change the way you view our society.
- Nikole Hannah-Jones is a skilled investigative reporter who provides meticulous research and thoughtful analysis in her writing.
- The topics explored in this book are relevant and important, and will leave you thinking about them long after you finish reading it.
- The author’s perspective may be biased.
- The book might be too dense for some readers.
- It could challenge long-held beliefs about American history.
Learn more about the author
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Grant,” and several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including two Sigma Delta Chi Awards for Distinguished Journalism in 2017 and 2018.
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“This book is a must-read for all Americans who want to understand our history and where we are going as a nation. It provides an unvarnished look at the origins of white supremacy, racism, and slavery in America—and how these insidious forces continue to plague us today. “
“Absolutely riveting! This is one of the most important books I have read in years. It changed how I see our country and its history.”
“This is one of the most important books I have ever read. It not only changes the way I view our history, but also how I see race in America today. Ms. Hannah-Jones has written a powerful and eye opening work that everyone should read.”