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Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition): Power and the Production of History

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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 ...

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Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition): Power and the Production of History
2015, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807080535

2nd Revised edition

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