Trent with “Thoughts on Underground” | @AAIHS

Noelle Trent writes:

“Underground beautifully and compellingly by communicates the complexities of slave life in America. The show’s subtleties and nuances contradict the popular U.-B.- Phillips-Gone-With-the-Wind imagery of slavery. Each episode cleverly shatters aspects of the mythos surrounding slavery. The arguments of scholars like Vincent Harding, Sterling Stuckey, Catherine Clinton, Deborah Gray White, and others are integrated into the drama and inform the three dimensional development of its characters…”

Read the entire essay: Thoughts on Underground