The Difference Between Real History And The 1619 Project

Published December 14, 2020 2,306 Views

Rumble On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Peter Wood, President of National Association of Scholars, joins Political Editor John Daniel Davidson to discuss his book "1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project."

"I'm not arguing something that is novel or strange," Wood said, noting that the landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and Mayflower Compact are some of the most historically significant events that occurred at that time in America. "Anyone who has paid reasonable attention to American history knows this already."

"We now tend to treat the pilgrims and Plymouth Colony as an effort to tear away from the Indians their native rights to the lands and hunting grounds to stimulate war and oppression," he continued. "So pilgrims have fallen into the same wastebasket of history that a lot of other important elements have in our history."

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