". . . 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, October 12, 2010

We Have A Gold-embossed Oxford University Latin Dictionary

How in the world do they expect historians to work when they keep putting crack right next to our desks, in the room on the way to the washer-dryer, the upstairs hallway ... EVERYWHERE!

The J.E. Leo Lemay Library of early America has been moved in, and, oh, honeys. We didn't get to bed last night until after 2 AM because we had to explore.

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