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Claire KimReckoning Exercise 2In HistoryIn the essay “In History” by Jamaica Kincaid, we see an importance of how history toldfrom different perspectives can change the approach of the history itself. When someone tells astory, they have the power to include as much detail or as little. They have the ability tomanipulate the story in even the slightest way. So, when history is being taught or revealed toanother person, the actuality of that history happening is a questionable idea. For example,Kincaid states about Christopher Columbus: “His origins are sometimes obscure; sometimes noone knows just where he really comes from, who he really was. His origins are sometimes quitevivid: his father was a tailor…” (1).Kincaid states that history is something that creates a beginning point when everythingelse seems to be blank. The main idea behind history, though, is the process of how it becomes