Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition) : Power and the Production of History

Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition) : Power and the Production of History

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Author / Contributor(s): Michel-Rolph Trouillot
Publisher: Beacon Press
Date: 2015
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Trade paperback (US). 216p.
5.30 in. x 7.90 in.

Condition: NEW

Now part of the HBO docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes, written and directed by Raoul Peck

The 20th anniversary edition of a pioneering classic that explores the contexts in which history is produced--now with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel Carby

Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the Haitian Revolution--the most successful slave revolt in history--alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

This modern classic resides at the intersection of history, anthropology, Caribbean, African-American, and post-colonial studies, and has become a staple in college classrooms around the country. In a new foreword, Hazel Carby explains the book's enduring importance to these fields of study and introduces a new generation of readers to Trouillot's brilliant analysis of power and history's silences.