". . . 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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Catalog Copy Mock-up - TASC

This is the copy that goes up on B&N, etc. next month, from what people will form an initial opinion. It's really good. It repeats directly text in TASC, but it left out three essential points -- which are Andrew Jackson, Polk and Texas. We have until end of day to give Editor those points for changes.  Thus the CRP site that has its forthcoming titles with cover art up, currently have taken them down as the "official" catalog comes into being.

TASC is going to be $27.99 on Kindle.

Production thinks The American Slave Coast print edition will run 772 pages.

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