Silencing the past is a thought provoking analysis of historical narrative taking examples ranging from the haitian revolution to columbus day michel rolph trouillot demonstrates how power operates often invisibly at all stages in the making of history to silence certain voices. Silencing the past is a philosophy of history that is a book about how history is created by historians reality what is is created by events and processes reality what is is created by events and processes. Trouillot a distinguished haitian scholar who teaches at the johns hopkins university has produced a sparkling interrogation of the past he examines the suppression of the role of africans in the haitian revolution to demonstrate how power silences certain voices from history. They had read his silencing the past power and the production of history boston beacon press 1995 in my class and it had stuck with them silencing the past is the only book that has been on my syllabus every time i have taught an introduction to public history or public humanities. 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
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