“History isn’t what happened, but a story of what happened. And there are always different versions, different stories, about the same events… The very selection of which histories to teach in a society shapes our view of how what is came to be and, in turn, what we understand as possible. This choice of which history to teach can never be “neutral” or “objective.” Those who choose, either following a set agenda or guided by hidden prejudices, serve their interests. Their interests could be to continue this world as it now stands or to make a new world.”
this from a great resource I just came into contact with. i’m anxious to finish my senior thesis to be able to read resources like these in depth.
more thoughts on history research, writing, understanding and making to come soon.