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The Vanishing Past

No subject is more vital to our very humanity
Genres: Education, Essays, History

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History isn’t just a subject: it’s the subject. So why aren’t we treating it that way?

Part personal essay, part investigation featuring commentary from leading educators and historians, The Vanishing Past is a heartfelt defence of a subject we malign at our peril and an impassioned manifesto for its restoration to the centre of education. 

A lively, accessible primer for anyone interested in how we learn to be human–and how one subject, above all others, defines our very humanity.


TRILBY KENT PhD. read Modern History at Oxford University and Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has written for The Guardian, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail and has taught in Canada and England. A winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Prize and shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award, she lives in Toronto with her family.

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