By Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Foreword by means of Hazel V. Carby
 
A smooth vintage approximately strength and the making of heritage, with a brand new foreword by way of a favourite scholar
 
Placing the West’s failure to recognize the main profitable slave insurrection in background along denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot bargains a beautiful meditation on how strength operates within the making and recording of historical past. awarded right here with a brand new foreword through popular student Hazel V. Carby, Silencing the Past is an integral research of the silences in our ancient narratives, of what's passed over and what's recorded, what's remembered and what's forgotten, and what those silences show approximately inequalities of energy.

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