Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 2

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 2

by 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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215024
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
861,050
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: "My Soul's Thraldom and Its Deliverance"1
1"Unbroken Communication between the Infinite and All Beings"10
2"The Blessedness of Sinless Childhood in the World Beyond"32
3"Thine for Agitation"56
4The Meaning of Mediumship82
5"The Body and Soul Destroying Marriage Institution"117
6Mediums versus Medical Men142
7"No Organization Can Hold Me"162
Conclusion: "The Same Hand that Guided Me Here Will Hold Me There"192
Abbreviations203
Notes205
References239
Index257

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