". . . 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, December 8, 2015

50% Off The American Slave Coast From Chicago Review Press

Chicago Review Press's holiday season half-off their books offer isn't only about The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry -- it applies to all Chicago Review Press's books. Single copy orders are fine.

Their Kindle e-book version -- Mobiepocket --  can be bought online as well.

What you need for your book order to be half-off is to enter on the Chicago Review Press site, the code:

To celebrate the holidays, we are offering a special discount to our Authors, Friends, and Family. 
From November 26 to December 31, Chicago Review Press authors, friends, and family can receive 50% off their entire order at 
when they use the code HOLIDAY2015
This offer is valid online only. Shipping and preorders are not included in this offer.

The CRP has many terrific books that will of interest to any inquiring, interested reader, as well as The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans, The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, and Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo.  So check out their online catalog here.

The site is a little slow to load -- at least on my system.  But do not be anxious as it does get there after about 20 seconds. When you arrive at this link, it is our book, but at the top there's a link to their larger catalog too.

Shop away, for yourself, for your family, for your friends.

Happy Holidays!

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