Trouillot round up

The posts below stem from a quick in class exercise after reading the first third of Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past. We’re grappling with this book this week because it suggests how history is produced and the variety and extent of history’s production and reception in public. Trouillot’s thoughts on what and how history is constituted are clear (or, as you see from student reactions, perhaps less clear than we might like,) but we’re also thinking together this week about the practical implications of this text for the public historian on a day-to-day basis.

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