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Blood Talk shows how race melodrama emerged from abolitionist works such as Uncle Tom's Cabin and surprisingly manifested itself in a set of more aesthetically and politically varied works, such as historical romances, sentimental novels, the travel literature of Mark Twain, the regional fiction of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable, and the work of W. E. B. Du Bois. Gillman then uses the race melodrama to show how racial discourses in the United States have been entangled with occultist phenomena, from the rituals of the Ku Klux Klan and the concept of messianic second-sight to the production of conspiracy theories and studies of dreams and trances.
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|List of Abbreviations|
|Ch. 1||American Race Melodramas in the Culture of the Occult: An Introduction||1|
|Ch. 2||Pauline Hopkins and Blood Talk: Revising Racial Science, Telling Race History in Maternal Melodramas||32|
|Ch. 3||Procrustean Bedfellows?" Black Nationalism and White Supremacy at the Turn of the Century||73|
|Ch. 4||Mark Twain and Fellow Occult Travelers||117|
|Ch. 5||W. E. B. Du Bois and Occult History||148|
|Epilogue: The Politics of Occult Time; or, But Is It Any Good?||200|