The newspaper gets tangled up trying to rewrite American history.
“America wasn’t America yet, but that was when it all started,” the article claimed right from the start. And the “New York Times” did not regard this moment as the War of Independence against the British from 1775 or the Constitution of the United States of 1787, but an event that hardly any historian had previously considered: “In August 1619 a ship appeared on the horizon near Point Comfort, a port in the British colony of Virginia. It brought more than twenty enslaved Africans for sale to the colonists. “