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Silencing the past : power and the production of history / Michel-Rolph Trouillot ; with a new foreword by Hazel V. Carby.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph, (Author). Carby, Hazel V. (Writer of introduction).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library D16.9.T85 2015 37684001099498 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0807080535
  • ISBN: 9780807080535
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Power in the Story -- The Three Faces of Sans Souci -- An Unthinkable History -- Good Day, Columbus -- The Presence in the Past.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Historicism.
Power (Social sciences)
Historiography.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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