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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780593230572 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780593230572 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American 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 source of so much that still defines the United States. The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning “1619 Project” issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This new book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.
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Item Details

New
hardcover
Nikole Hannah-Jones
One World
December 31, 2020
9780593230572
M8123