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Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America Book

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TitleGhosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America
AuthorMolly McGarry
Date2012
PublisherUniversity of California Press
AbstractGhosts of Futures Past guides readers through the uncanny world of nineteenth-century American spiritualism. More than an occult parlor game, this was a new religion, which channeled the voices of the dead, linked present with past, and conjured new worldly and otherworldly futures. Tracing the persistence of magic in an emergent culture of secularism, Molly McGarry brings a once marginalized practice to the center of American cultural history.
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