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The Common Reader Project 2020/21: Readings and Materials

Additional Readings and Materials

The 1619 Podcast by The New York Times

The 1619 Project Curriculum by The Pulitzer Center

The 1776 Project 

"American Slavery and the Relentless Unforeseen" by Sean Wilentz, The New York Review of Books (November 2019)

"The Fight Over The 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts" by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic (December 2019)

"Why We Published the 1619 Project" by Jake Silverstein, The New York Times Magazine (December 2019)

"We Respond to the Historians Who Critiqued The 1619 Project" by Jake Silverstein, The New York Times (December 2019)
This response includes the letter sent by historians Bynum, McPherson, Oakes, Wilentz, Wood, and Wade.

"A Matter of Facts" by Sean Wilentz, The Atlantic (January 2020)

"The Hidden Stakes of the 1619 Controversy" by David Waldstreicher, The Boston Review (January 2020)

"I Helped Fact Check The 1619 Project. The Times Ignored Me." by Leslie M. Harris, Politico (March 2020)

"An Update to The 1619 Project" by Jake Silverstein, The New York Times (March 2020)

"What Tom Cotton Gets So Wrong About Slavery and the Constitution" by Sean Wilentz, The New York Review of Books (August 2020)

"What Trump is Missing About American History" by Leslie M. Harris and Karin Wulf, Politico (September 2020)

"The 1619 Chronicles" by Bret Stephens (The New York Times, October 2020)

"How The 1619 Project Took Over 2020" by Sarah Ellison (The Washington Post, October 2020)