Reaction to Trouillot’s Silencing the Past:
In reading Trouillot’s preface and second chapter of his book Silencing the Past I was confronted with questions. Questions of my own and questions that Trouillot himself often posses at the end of a topic.
- Brash analysis, “talking about dead Indians” p 9
- The man who survived the Alamo, focus on the historical event and not with the origin of historical memory. Yet is concerned with the modern efforts to face these memories as with Davy.
- Exclusion of one’s history that not have memory of.