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Fascinating Book Review

 

Last updated 3/2/2020 at 2:58pm



I was fascinated by a book review in the Feb. 22-23 issue of the Wall Street Journal of a book by Cornell University Professor of History Mary Beth Norton entitled “1774: The Long Year of Revolution.” What caught my attention was a description of the 1619 Project of the New York Times, which was designed to revise the teaching of American history in schools. One of the claims in the 1619 Project of the Times was that one of the primary reasons the Americans decided to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776 was to protect the institution of slavery.

To back up this claim, the...



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