Time And Distance Overcome Analysis

Satisfactory Essays

In the opening essay “Time and Distance Overcome” of her book Notes from No Man’s Land, Eula Biss implicitly equates two iconic American inventions – the telephone and racial lynching. The lynching of African Americans started to appear at the same time with Bell’s invention and was transmitted throughout the country. Essentially, all public areas in the U.S. were covered with wires, attached to a nominal “crucifixes” – telephone poles. Those poles became a symbolic emblem of white racial violence against blacks and their bodies. “Black men were lynched for crimes real and imagined...”(7), for approximately a century from a remarkable Bell’s creation. Biss wrote her essay in a twenty-first century in order to demonstrate how complex and deep-seated

Get Access