Silencing the Past by Michel-Rolph Trouillot
Power and the Production of History

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Placing the West's failure to acknowledge 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.
 

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Michel-Rolph Trouillot, one of the most prominent Haitian scholars in the United States, is director of the Institute for Global Studies in culture, Power, and History and Krieger/Eisenhower Distinguished Professor in anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Beacon Press. 220 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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 Rehearsing a well-worn theory about the indivisibility of power from human discourse, the author views history through a distinctly postmodern lens.

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