". . . 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, November 6, 2007

There Are Books!

The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square is now available to the World At Large. As a Real Book, with jacket, pages, illustrations and lots of interesting, illuminating words.



Frank Partisan said...

I have a post on my blog about Congo Square.

Foxessa said...

Do you have a permalink I could connect to?

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

It really is out, because we were told by someone who had pre-ordered from that he's received notification the book was on its way to him.

So why in the world is the official pub date January, 2008?

Love, C.