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Silencing the past : power and the production of history / Michel-Rolph Trouillot ; with a new foreword by Hazel V. Carby.
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, 
xxiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Power (Social sciences)
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Carby, Hazel V.
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 silences, some unconscious, others quite deliberate.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-186) and index.
The Power in the Story -- The Three Faces of Sans Souci -- An Unthinkable History -- Good Day, Columbus -- The Presence in the Past.
Silencing the past [electronic resource] : power and the production of history / Michel-Rolph Trouillot.