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Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America Book

TypeBook
TitleRadical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America
AuthorAnn Braude
Date2001
PublisherIndiana University Press
PlaceBloomington
EditionSecond
Number of pages296
ISBN9780253215024
Abstract"... Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of women’s creativity-spiritual as well as political-in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement." —Jon Butler"Radical Spirits is a vitally important book... [that] has... influenced a generation of young scholars." —Marie GriffithIn Radical Spirits, Ann Braude contends that the early women’s rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. Her book makes a convincing argument for the importance of religion in the study of American women’s history.In this new edition, Braude discusses the impact of the book on the scholarship of the last decade and assesses the place of religion in interpretations of women’s history in general and the women’s rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make it even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.