CofC history professor pens a book on 'Monsters in America'

On October 15th, College of Charleston history professor, author, and pop culture critic, Scott Poole, will release his sixth book, "Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting."

Accord to the official release posted today on the College's website:

Monsters in America uniquely brings together history and culture studies to expose the dark obsessions that have helped create our national identity. Consulting newspaper accounts, archival materials, personal papers, comic books, films, and oral histories, Scott Poole has crafted an engrossing, and entirely unique, history of America, one that nimbly illustrates how the creation of the monstrous “other” not only reflects society’s fears but shapes actual historical behavior.

For more on Poole and his ghoulish book visit or email Poole at