Darkly

Black History and America's Gothic Soul

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Publisher Description

A fascinating journey into the dark heart of the American gothic that analyzes its connections to race in twenty-first-century America

Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards—the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story.

Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly: Blackness and America's Gothic Soul explores American culture's inevitable gothicity in the traces left from chattel slavery. The persistence of white supremacy and the ubiquity of Black death feeds a national culture of terror and a perpetual undercurrent of mourning.

If the gothic narrative is metabolized fear, if the goth aesthetic is romanticized melancholy, what does that look and sound like in Black America?

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
November 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
206
Pages
PUBLISHER
Watkins Media
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
16.2
MB

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