Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Haitian Revolution and the Silencing of the Past.

My thesis regarding the Haitian Revolution, stemming from my undergraduate work in history and geography more than 15 years ago at UNC Charlotte, was whether the revolution aided in ending slavery or the slave trade. As the author of the … Continue reading

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Entertaining Silences

At one point, Trouillot mentions in his discussion “the war within the war may prove a distraction to the main event” (69). The silencing of Sans Souci, as Trouillot makes clear, is a “silence within a silence.” Haitians already have … Continue reading

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an update on the President’s house in Philadelphia: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

Source: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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Reviewing Touillot’s Silencing the Past, the author’s emphasis on rhetoric stuck out to me. I am referring of course to items such as Columbus’s “discovery,” “conquest,” or “encounter.” The choice of words and phrases that comprise narratives will no doubt … Continue reading

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One-sided Historicity

As I was reading Trouillot’s Silencing the Past, I found some very interesting details in his footnotes.  On page four he was writing about One-sided Historicity, as he calls it.  It was a very intriguing term, it begged me to continue to … Continue reading

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Hollywood and the Production of History

One aspect of Silencing the Past that stuck out most to me were the mentions of Hollywood’s role in the (re)production of history.

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Reclaiming Historical Arts to Tell Modern Stories

http://blog.instagram.com/post/129849236107/150925-johnisaiahpepion https://instagram.com/johnisaiahpepion http://www.johnisaiahpepion.com/ This article was sent to me by my Grandfather, a high level government official who also happens to be a Shaman. I have also included the instagram of the artist and his website. I find it interesting … Continue reading

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