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Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination
From essays about the Salem witch trials to literary uses of ghosts by Twain, Wharton, and Bierce to the cinematic blockbuster The Sixth Sense, this book is the first to survey the importance of ghosts and hauntings in American culture across time. From the Puritans’ conviction that a thousand preternatural beings appear every day before our eyes, to today’s resurgence ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Popular Press 3
(first published May 15th 2004)
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