The 1619 Project Book Puts George Washington in a Time Machine

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses her new book, The 1619 Project, with the Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida at a book club event in Los Angeles, Calif., November 30, 2021. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Nikole Hannah-Jones gets American history backwards.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the latest issue of National Review, we take a deeper look at The New York Times Magazine 1619 Project and the history of American slavery. An additional word is in order on how the book version of the 1619 Project (released in November 2021) digs in on the most controversial claim by its lead author, Nikole Hannah-Jones.

To recap ground that will be familiar to readers who have followed the 1619 Project and its issues with the truth: Hannah-Jones now-infamously claimed of the American Revolution that “one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain

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