Monsters in America

our historical obsessions with the hideous and the haunting by W. Scott Poole

Publisher: Baylor University Press in Waco, TX

Written in English
Cover of: Monsters in America | W. Scott Poole
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Subjects:

  • Supernatural,
  • Ghouls and ogres,
  • Popular culture,
  • History,
  • Ghosts,
  • Mythical Animals,
  • Monsters

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementW. Scott Poole
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR825 .P626 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24792064M
ISBN 109781602583146
LC Control Number2010053273

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The encyclopedic text is divided into three parts, Air, Sea and Land, and further organized into chapters/5(96). In Monsters in America, Scott Poole asks these thought-provoking questions while traveling through American history following the evolution of the monster over time.

Separated by significant eras in American history, a reader gets a clear picture of how the definition of a monster changes depending on the cultural and political events of an era/5.

American Monsters book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Bigger, meaner, closes in on her murderous pare /5. Poole’s central argument in Monsters in America is that monster tales intertwine with America’s troubled history of racism, politics, class struggle, and gender inequality.

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Scott Poole. Salem witches, frontier wilderness beasts, freak show oddities, alien invasions, Freddie Krueger. From our colonial past to the present, the monster in all its.

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A masterful survey of our grim and often disturbing past, Monsters in America uniquely brings together history and culture studies to expose the dark obsessions that.

Claims of specific monsters have been made all across America for centuries. Scroll through to see which American monsters have been reported in states near you.

LittleThings / Heeral ChhibberAuthor: Phil Mutz. Legendary monsters "exist," if only in legend, all over the world. The series of monsters continues with a look at a few strange stories from North America.

Not only is America guilty of creating its own horrors, failure to acknowledge monsters also creates them (23). Evenhandedness exists in the book’s last sentence suggesting that liberal visions of social justice could create something worse ().

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Conflicting anxieties about race, [ ]. Get this from a library. Monsters of North America. [William Wise; Ben F Stahl] -- Discusses a number of monsters seen in North America over the years including.

The book's subjects range widely and span Colonial times to the present. Readers will encounter everything from Salem witches to serial killers, Washington Irving, zombies, Cold War aliens, Twilight's vampires, racist eugenics, and New England sea monsters.

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PBS’ The Great American Read—a new eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s favorite novels—returned to our screens last night with “Villains and Monsters”: the third, and altogether most dastardly, installment of the show.

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Monsters in America is a book about the stories we tell ourselves, but also how “the line between ‘story and ‘history’ is highly permeable” — just the way we like it. History can be fun—and W. Scott Poole’s book Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting shows us how.

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It turns out I was correct. Written by Linda S. Godfrey, a respected authority on mystery creatures and the author of more than a dozen such books, including Real Wolfmen and The Michigan Dogman, American Monsters lives up to its title, covering just about every variety of “monster” ever sighted in America from the past up to the present day.

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