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

Hannah-Jones, Nikole, (creator,, editor.). Roper, Caitlin, (editor.). Silverman, Ilena (Editor), (editor.). Silverstein, Jake, (editor.). New York Times Company. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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8 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL94740 (Text) LARL94740 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library 973 SIX (Text) 33500013501218 New Checked out 12/17/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593230572
  • ISBN: 0593230574
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 590 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, & The New York Times magazine"--Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-550) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: Origins / Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Democracy / Nikole Hannah-Jones -- Race / Dorothy Roberts -- Sugar / Khalil Gibran Muhammad -- Fear / Leslie Alexander and Michelle Alexander -- Dispossession / Tiya Miles -- Capitalism / Matthew Desmond -- Politics / Jamelle Bouie -- Citizenship / Martha S. Jones -- Self-defense / Carol Anderson -- Punishment / Bryan Stevenson -- Inheritance / Trymaine Lee -- Medicine / Linda Villarosa -- Church / Anthea Butler -- Music / Wesley Morris -- Healthcare / Jeneen Interlandi -- Traffic / Kevin M. Kruse -- Progress / Ibram X. Kendi -- Justice / Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Summary, etc.:
"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. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur "genius" and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    *Starred Review* Journalist, academic, and MacArthur fellow Hannah-Jones launched The 1619 Project in 2019 in the New York Times Magazine to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the pirate-seized White Lion, which brought the first captive Africans to colonial soil in Virginia, and to take fresh measure of what followed as a new nation gradually coalesced, then failed to live up to its founding ideals. The response was passionate, paving the way for this volume of expanded and new essays, each proceeded by an historical photograph and a history-inspired poem or work of fiction by Claudia Rankine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jesmyn Ward, Tracy K. Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Natasha Trethewey, and many more. Readers will discover something new and redefining on every page as long-concealed incidents and individuals, causes and effects are brought to light by Hannah-Jones and 17 other vital thinkers and clarion writers, including Carol Anderson, Ibram X. Kendi, Tiya Miles, and Bryan Stevenson, each of whom sharpens our understanding of the dire influence of anti-Black racism on everything from the American Revolution to the Black church, Motown, health care, Trumpism, how infrastructure enforces racial inequality, the unrelenting financial struggle in Black families and communities, and how Black Americans fighting for equality decade after decade have preserved our democracy. The revelations are horrific and empowering. As Hannah-Jones writes: "If we are a truly great nation, the truth cannot destroy us." This visionary, meticulously produced, profound, and bedrock-shifting testament belongs in every library and on every reading list.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A vigorous publicity campaign building on the impact of the first incarnation will guarantee avid interest in this invaluable and galvanizing history. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    *Starred Review* Journalist, academic, and MacArthur fellow Hannah-Jones launched The 1619 Project in 2019 in the New York Times Magazine to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the pirate-seized White Lion, which brought the first captive Africans to colonial soil in Virginia, and to take fresh measure of what followed as a new nation gradually coalesced, then failed to live up to its founding ideals. The response was passionate, paving the way for this volume of expanded and new essays, each proceeded by an historical photograph and a history-inspired poem or work of fiction by Claudia Rankine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jesmyn Ward, Tracy K. Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Natasha Trethewey, and many more. Readers will discover something new and redefining on every page as long-concealed incidents and individuals, causes and effects are brought to light by Hannah-Jones and 17 other vital thinkers and clarion writers, including Carol Anderson, Ibram X. Kendi, Tiya Miles, and Bryan Stevenson, each of whom sharpens our understanding of the dire influence of anti-Black racism on everything from the American Revolution to the Black church, Motown, health care, Trumpism, how infrastructure enforces racial inequality, the unrelenting financial struggle in Black families and communities, and how Black Americans fighting for equality decade after decade have preserved our democracy. The revelations are horrific and empowering. As Hannah-Jones writes: "If we are a truly great nation, the truth cannot destroy us." This visionary, meticulously produced, profound, and bedrock-shifting testament belongs in every library and on every reading list.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A vigorous publicity campaign building on the impact of the first incarnation will guarantee avid interest in this invaluable and galvanizing history. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Nikole Hannah-Jones</b> is a Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning reporter covering racial injustice for <i>The New York Times Magazine,</i> and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, for her work on educational inequality. She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia University. In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization geared toward increasing the number of investigative reporters of color.&#160;Hannah-Jones is the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she has founded the Center for Journalism and Democracy.&#160;In 2021, she was named one of <i>Time</i>&rsquo;s 100 most influential people in the world.<br><br><b>The 1619 Project</b> is an ongoing initiative from <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> that began in August 2019, the four hundredth anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It is led by Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, along with <i>New York Times Magazine</i> editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein and editors Ilena Silverman and Caitlin Roper.

Subject: Slavery > Political aspects > United States > History.
African Americans > History.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Civilization.
1619 Project.
African Americans.
Civilization.
Race relations.
Slavery > Political aspects.
United States.
1619 Project.
HISTORY / United States / General.
HISTORY / African American & Black.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies.
Genre: History.

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