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Silencing the past : power and the production of history

Author: Michel-Rolph Trouillot; Hazel V Carby
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2015] ©1995
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In this provocative analysis of historical narrative, Michel-Rolph Trouillot demonstrates how power operates, often invisibly, at all stages in the making of history to silence certain voices. From the West's failure to acknowledge the Haitian Revolution, the most successful slave revolt in history, to the continued debate over denials of the Holocaust, and the meaning of Columbus's arrival in the Americas,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel-Rolph Trouillot; Hazel V Carby
ISBN: 0807080535 9780807080535
OCLC Number: 881859062
Description: xxiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Power in the Story --
The Three Faces of Sans Souci --
An Unthinkable History --
Good Day, Columbus --
The Presence in the Past.
Responsibility: Michel-Rolph Trouillot ; with a new foreword by Hazel V. Carby.
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In this provocative analysis of historical narrative, Michel-Rolph Trouillot demonstrates how power operates, often invisibly, at all stages in the making of history to silence certain voices. From the West's failure to acknowledge the Haitian Revolution, the most successful slave revolt in history, to the continued debate over denials of the Holocaust, and the meaning of Columbus's arrival in the Americas, Trouillot shows us that history is not simply the recording of facts and events, but a process of actively enforced silences, some unconscious, others quite deliberate.

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20 Years and it still a Good Read!!

by Lewie (WorldCat user published 2016-03-15) Very Good Permalink

Trouillot in his Silencing The Past, presents a excellent work on examples of historiography. His use of the example of the Haitian revolution and how the history differs from the Haitian to French to American views. He cites examples of this all through the first half of the work. He then uses...
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