". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Headin' South

Chestertown! Friends!

The Flag Of Hampton Roads

Charlottesville - Monticello + Friends!

Historic Richmond - Tredegar Iron Works

William and Mary + Friends! + Williamsburg

Historic Charleston - Beaufort

Sea Islands

Historic Savannah

The castillo de san marcos, in the old town of St. Augustine, the oldest continuous settlement in the United States, founded by the Spanish, desired by the French and the English, but no one wanted the Spanish Floridas as much as Andrew Jackson and President Madison.  Jackson got it. It then became a bustling slave market port for product coming down from the Upper South, coffle-walked to the Black Belt, and even to Natchez, the second largest slave market after New Orleans

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