Silencing the Past

Silencing the Past Power and the Production of History

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Synopsis

Foreword by Hazel V. Carby

A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar

Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history. Presented here with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel V. Carby, Silencing the Past is an indispensable analysis of the silences in our historical narratives, of what is omitted and what is recorded, what is remembered and what is forgotten, and what these silences reveal about inequalities of power.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780807080535
Publisher: Beacon Press
Imprint: Beacon Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 901
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6364
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 262g
Height: 205mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 19mm