While history may be a set of lies agreed upon, there are ascertainable and verified facts that can’t just be thrown out the window in light of present ideology. From Andrea Widburg at americanthinker.com:
One of the most pernicious things that has happened recently in America is the 1619 Project, an error-riddled “history” of the United States that presents our nation as one predicated solely on the evils of African slavery, beginning when Europeans first set foot on North American soil. This original sin, says the 1619 Project, tainted everything that followed. Therefore, only racists can love America. Obviously, Democrats embraced this history, but, when commentator Matt Walsh discussed the larger history of world slavery, he learned that some Republicans don’t want the truth to be put out there, either.
In 2019, Nikole Hannah-Jones, who knows nothing about history but a great deal about propaganda, working with the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, developed the 1619 Project. The project essentially says that America’s original, and entirely unique, sin of slavery is so deeply embedded in the warp and woof of this nation that America itself is irredeemably corrupt. The purpose is to drive an immovable wedge between Blacks and Whites in America, preventing the national unity that gives a nation strength.
Sean Wilentz is a very progressive Princeton professor but is also someone whose passion for American history means he cannot lie about it, so he has attacked the 1619 Project on factual grounds (see here and here). His critiques make for illuminating reading. The short version is that The 1619 Project is factually wrong from top to bottom and front to back. (You can see my friend Wolf Howling’s summary of Wilentz’s arguments here.)