The 1619 Project : a new origin story : [book club kit]
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8 identical hardcover volumes, 2 large print softcover volumes in tote bag + 1 notebook with discussion guide, author information, discussion group tips.


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Assembled by the Collection Development staff of the Pioneer Library System for use by book discussion groups.
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Includes index.
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Hardcover copies of The 1619 Project published by One World, 2021 (590 pages ; 24 cm)
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Large print copies of The 1619 Project published by Random House Large Print, 2021 (983 pages (large print) ;24 cm).
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Discussion guide, author information and discussion group tips contained in accompanying notebook.
"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.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hannah-Jones, N., Roper, C., Silverman, I., & Silverstein, J. (2021). The 1619 Project: a new origin story : [book club kit] ([Book discussion group edition]). [Pioneer Library System].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikole, Hannah-Jones et al.. 2021. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story : [book Club Kit]. Canandaigua, New York: [Pioneer Library System].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikole, Hannah-Jones et al.. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story : [book Club Kit] Canandaigua, New York: [Pioneer Library System], 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hannah-Jones, Nikole,, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story : [book Club Kit] [Book discussion group edition], [Pioneer Library System], 2021.

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