Kincaid - history People don\u2019t realize that every action produced every thought created is of a historical moment Perhaps they aren\u2019t important

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Claire Kim Reckoning Exercise 2 In History In the essay “In History” by Jamaica Kincaid, we see an importance of how history told from different perspectives can change the approach of the history itself. When someone tells a story, they have the power to include as much detail or as little. They have the ability to manipulate the story in even the slightest way. So, when history is being taught or revealed to another person, the actuality of that history happening is a questionable idea. For example, Kincaid states about Christopher Columbus: “His origins are sometimes obscure; sometimes no one knows just where he really comes from, who he really was. His origins are sometimes quite vivid: his father was a tailor…” (1). Kincaid states that history is something that creates a beginning point when everything else seems to be blank. The main idea behind history, though, is the process of how it becomes
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  • Fall '11
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  • History, Writing, Jamaica Kincaid, Antigua

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