The title of this article is a post-structuralist view that has its roots in the American Civil War.
But I also think of it as a sort of response to a more radical critique of the way we make sense of the past.
And that’s the way that the past has been seen by us since the first humans, whether in Egypt, the Middle East, or in the Americas.
So the way the past is perceived by us today is fundamentally shaped by the ways we understand ourselves in the past, by the way in which we perceive and interpret the world around us, by how we make the choices we make about how to live our lives.
And so I think that’s a view that is worth thinking about and that is certainly an important question.
In the next part of this series, we’ll talk about the relationship between history and politics, as well as the history of fashion.