The public is clueless about the messy anarchic nature of the American Revolution. Still, as the 1619 Project cites in their book, scholars, historians, and academics acknowledge the reality that is present. The primary sources show that indeed the slaves of the founders were there and built a lot of the founding monuments and buildings in Washington D.C. I found that primary sources are the backbone of grad school history, as they care for personal journals, letters, correspondences, and books written during the chosen era of history.
I can remember getting a collection of letters or journals of people on the trail of tears to American civil war letters that found their ways into collections. Being as close as one can get to the temporal reality in archives and stories, the better off a history grad student is. Translating the overly geeky level of scholarship into a clear form for John Q. Public is the job of the historian analysis.
That is what I wanted to be, and now explaining this to have a clear idea of what history is in the face of book burning GOP members.
Learning more of the true history as the 1619 project reports, it made many black and white Americans understand our history better than before.
They felt left out of the whitewashed “safe” version of our history.