Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Ann Braude
Braude has discovered a crucial link between the early feminists & the spiritualists who so captured the American imagination during the middle of the last century. 150 years ago, trance mediums . . . changed the social fabric of America radically & permanently . . . Ann Braude says that when Spiritualism tore across America in the 1850s . . . it freed women to speak in public & helped end slavery. A fascinating, well researched work. Radical Spirits is a terrific book well conceived, superbly researched, unusually well-written. No other book tells us so much about both women & religion in America as this one. Continually rewarding.
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Ann Braude teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and is co-editor of Roots of Bitterness: Documents in the Social History of American Women.
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