To vilify our founders, Hulu’s ‘1619’ ignores what actually sparked the American Revolution

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
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The 1619 Project is back in the news with the release of the six-part Hulu series built around the claim that “nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery.” Progressives have canonized the Nikole Hannah-Jones-led New York Times effort, which is being taught in more than 4,500 classrooms. But the project is riddled with faulty assumptions and factual errors that have been debunked across the ideological spectrum.

The 1619 Project’s most harebrained idea is that the American Revolution was fought to preserve slavery. Slavery was barbaric, especially...

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