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

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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.

"Trouillot taught us all how to read carefully, argue passionately, and write responsibly." ---Boston Review

"Written with clarity, wit, and style throughout, this book is for everyone interested in historical culture." ---American Historical Review

Silencing the Past

Power and the Production of History

Author Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Narrated by John Pruden

Publication date Nov 17, 2015

Running time 6 hrs

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