". . . 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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Prouts Neck

Is Hot!  and Humid!  Who knew?

Wifi iffy in these old, old houses.

Food is delicious.

The scenery spectacular.

Since all I feel like doing these days is mooching about in history it's a good thing I'm in a place where some history happened, in the 17th century. This region took part in the decades-long King Phillip's War, that got many a tribe gone-gone-gone from New England, and their lands safely available for the invaders settlers.

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