Silencing the past : Power and the Production of History

Level E A901 /504178 On loanDue: 15-06-2021   Request
Full title: Silencing the past : Power and the Production of History / Michel-Rolph Trouillot ; with a new foreword by Hazel V. Carby.
Main author: Trouillot, Michel-Rolph, (Author)
Other authors: Carby, Hazel V., (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book           


Summary: 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.
Other authors: Carby, Hazel V., (writer of foreword.)
Language: English
Published: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2015]
Classmark: A901 /504178
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0807080535
9780807080535