Benjamin Reiss

Benjamin Reiss is Samuel Candler Dobbs professor and chair of the English department at Emory University. His most recent book is Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World (Basic Books, 2017). He is also the author of Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America (Harvard University Press, 2001). His website is https://www.benjamin-reiss.com/.


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Sleep’s Hidden Histories

Benjamin Reiss reviews three works that offer not quite the complete history of sleep, but a good start....

Sleep’s Hidden Histories
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