Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition): Power and the Production of History
ISBN: 0807080535
EAN13: 9780807080535
Language: English
Pages: 224
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
The 20th anniversary edition of an engaging and accessible classic that explores the contexts in which history is produced--a pioneering work, now with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel Carby Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the Haitian Revolution--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. This modern classic resides at the intersection of history, anthropology, Caribbean, African-American, and post-colonial studies, and has become a staple in college classrooms around the country. In a new foreword, Hazel Carby explains the book's enduring importance to these fields of study and introduces a new generation of readers to Trouillot's brilliant analysis of power and history's silences. A sparkling interrogation of the past. . . . A beautifully written, superior book.-- Foreign Affairs Trouillot is a first-rate scholar with provocative ideas. . . . His work is] a feast for the mind.-- Jay Freeman, Booklist An accessible book filled with wisdom and humanity.-- Bernard Mergen, American Studies International