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Published: 15 October 2020

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780198866299

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The Archive of Fear

White Crisis and Black Freedom in Douglass, Stowe, and Du Bois

Christina Zwarg

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Considers the roots of trauma theory before Freud, including ties to mesmerism and the circulation of people and things in the Circum-Atlantic Fold
  • Provides another way to read the extended Douglass archive as a guide to the infrastructure of racism in this country
  • Considers the influence of the Douglass narratives, showing how both Stowe and Du Bois are close readers of his work