". . . 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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tomorrow / Wednesday - The American Slave Coast

Ned Sublette presents The Mother of Slavery: A Preview of The American
Slave Coast
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Author and musician Ned Sublette will preview material from The American 
Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, by Ned and
Constance Sublette, forthcoming in 2015 from Chicago Review Press, on
Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m., in Metairie Park Country Day School’s
Weinmann Auditorium, 300 Park Road, Metairie . . . . Admission is free.

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