What is the 1787 Project?

Over 4200 hours of independent research produced over three-thousand pages and nearly four-thousand footnotes, culminating in the six-volume series, The 1787 Project. These volumes accurately detail the history of racial politics throughout America, from the Colonial Period through the Civil Rights Era.  

As an academic response to historical revisionists, The Project foregoes criticisms and insists instead that an accurate portrayal of contextual facts be allowed to tell the tale.  The true circumstnaces of complex, difficult subjects such as slavery, segregation, and the political manipulation of black Americans.  The only omissions are weak, fallacious appeals to emotion and authority.

 
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The True History of Race in America

An Examination of Facts Omitted & Hidden

The deliberate revision of the Founding of America attempts to define it as a nation and people devoted the continuation of international slavery.  Volume I of The Project undoes these falsehoods through an accurate, factual examination of events prior to and throughout the Founding Era.

 
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Volume I Reader

A Unique View of Primary Documents

In a hallmark of academic and intellectual integrity, the Volume I Reader contains many of the primary-source documents cited within Volume I of the 1787 Project.  Quoted passages are highlighted for ease of recognition along with a citation that informs the Reader of the exact Chapter and Section the passage was quoted.  Combined with Volume I, the academician and student alike are equipped for serious study with an honest resource.

 

The Shane Caraway Show

Applying History to Modernity

The many lessons of the 1787 Project can be applied directly to modern events, fulfilling the purpose of history.  In this Podcast, Shane Caraway does just that, creating a foundation of historical literacy and then applying those lessons to modern events.