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By Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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

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