It's nice to see historians finally offering a critique about something I pointed out eighteen months ago. H/t @CarlPaulus.
I really thought more would've been made about the nationalist orientation of the 1619 Project, something academic historians have been fighting against now for a couple of decades.
Literally sent this DM yesterday.

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