Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History

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Beacon Press, Jan 31, 2012 - History - 216 pages
Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

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History may be written by the winners, but it is also written by those in power. Often, they are one and the same. So, who is to say what becomes “history” and what does not? Who controls what is ... Read full review

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This book starts out with an interesting notion: There are two aspects of history (1) the sociohistorical process, that is, "what happened" and (2) the historical narrative, that is, "that which is ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, one of the most prominent Haitian scholars in the United States, is director of the Institute for Global Studies in culture, Power, and History and Krieger/Eisenhower Distinguished Professor in anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

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