Book review: The Silence of the Archive
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Walker, Lizzy. 2018. Book review: The Silence of the Archive. By David Thomas, Simon Fowler, and Valerie Johnson. The Silence of the Archive. London: Facet Publishing. 2017. 187p.
In Silence of the Archive, Thomas, Fowler, and Johnson present the case that archives do not, and cannot, provide a complete historical record by looking at gaps, or “silences,” relative to the contents of archives. There are limits to what archives can provide, something that a researcher or casual user may not know. This book helps shed light on the silences, enforced and otherwise, that occur within archives.
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