Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition)

Written by on January 6, 2021

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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

By Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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