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Title The 1619 Project : a new origin story / edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein.

Publication Info. New York : One World, [2021]


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Edition First edition.
Description xxxiii, 590 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note "Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones."--Book jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-550) and index.
Contents Preface: Origins / by Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Democracy / by Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Race / by Dorothy Roberts -- Sugar / by Khalil Gibran Muhammad -- Fear / by Leslie Alexander and Michelle Alexander -- Dispossession / by Tiya Miles -- Capitalism / by Matthew Desmond -- Politics / by Jamelle Bouie -- Citizenship / by Martha S. Jones -- Self-defense / by Carol Anderson -- Punishment / by Bryan Stevenson -- Inheritance / by Trymaine Lee -- Medicine / by Linda Villarosa -- Church / by Anthea Butler -- Music / by Wesley Morris -- Healthcare / by Jeneen Interlandi -- Traffic / by Kevin M. Kruse -- Progress / by Ibram X. Kendi -- Justice / by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Summary "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. 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 culture, 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 understand 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 -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Civilization.
1619 Project.
Added Author Hannah-Jones, Nikole, creator, editor.
Roper, Caitlin, editor.
Silverman, Ilena (Editor), editor.
Silverstein, Jake, editor.
Added Title Sixteen hundred nineteen Project
Sixteen-nineteen Project
ISBN 9780593230572 (hardcover)
0593230574 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40030845815

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