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Silencing the past : power and the production of history

Title
Silencing the past : power and the production of history / Michel-Rolph Trouillot.
Published
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1995.
Description
xix, 191 p. ; 22 cm.
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.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
English
LCCN
95017665
ISBN
0807043109 (cloth)
0807043117 (paper)
9780807043110 (paper)
Format
Book Book
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