"Libertyanddeath? Citizenshipandnecrophilia? The conjunction 'and' is shocking and is meant to shock. Russ Castronovo sees American political life as the burial ground of many corpses, literal as well as metaphoric. With ruthless determination he digs these up, examines their tell-tale remains, and, in the process, offers a trenchant critique of some consequences of American democracy."-Wai Chee Dimock, author ofResidues of Justice: Literature, Law, PhilosophyCastronovo, Russ is the author of 'Necro Citizenship Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States' with ISBN 9780822327721 and ISBN 0822327724.