The 1701 Project41
The 1701 Project is a venture led by The Yale Historical Review (YHR) that analyzes our university’s and our nation’s racist histories. Although not affiliated with The 1619 Project, we draw inspiration from Nikole Hannah-Jones and her colleagues’ examination of slavery’s legacies in the New York Times. In June 2020, we launched an ongoing program at the YHR, providing a space for repressed narratives at Yale and beyond.
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By Chasia Jeffries
Edited by Iman Iftikhar '23 and Endure McTier '22
African people were some of the first occupants of the land we currently
understand to be the country of Spain; they even occupied and ruled the country
for centuries. However, when one looks at the current condition...
By Alexandra Tamvakis
Edited by Leila Iskandarani '22 and Philip Mousavizadeh '24
On August 16, 1963, a few thousand visitors streamed through the doors of
McCormick Place, a convention hall located near Lake Michigan in Chicago,
Illinois. As they entered the exhibition hall, they were greeted by a replica...
By Emily Browder
Edited by Jisoo Choi '22, Jack Antholis '24, and Esther Reichek '23
At the turn of the twentieth century, the city of Chicago faced an acceleration
in Progressive social reform in the face of social and political unrest. An
influx of foreign immigrants combined with the rise...
By Zarina Iman
Edited by Lizzie Bjork '21 and Zahra Yarali '24
Often mentioned in current popular culture, prenuptial agreements may seem a
modern construction, but in fact, they have long existed in American society.
Before and after the Revolutionary War, much of the American South operated
under the English...
By Zoe Bernicchia-Freeman
Edited by Gabby Sevillano '22 and Isabel Kirsch '22
In December of 1845, Dr. James Marion Sims performed his first experimental
surgery on an enslaved woman named Lucy.1
Lucy suffered from a severe vaginal fistula...
Interviewed by Henry Jacob, SY '21
Transcribed by Rachel Sragovicz, TD '24
Dr. Chip Colwell is a leading educator and researcher. He serves as the founding
editor-in-chief of SAPIENS [http://www.sapiens.org/], an online anthropology
magazine accessible to a wide audience. Colwell received his PhD from Indiana
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