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A Bid to Revise the New York Times’s Bad History

By Jason L. Riley,
from The Wall Street Journal,

The ‘1776 Project’ will counter the claim that America was founded to preserve ‘slavocracy.’

“I think the important point to make about slavery is that it had existed for thousands of years without substantial criticism,” said the historian Gordon Wood in an interview last year. “But it’s the American Revolution that makes it a problem for the world. And the first real anti-slave movement takes place in North America. So this is what’s missed by these essays in the 1619 Project.”

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