Radical Spirits

Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Ann Braude

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215024

Category: History

Page: 268

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"... 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 Griffith In 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.
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Ghosts of Futures Past

Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Molly McGarry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520274539

Category: History

Page: 288

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“Ghosts of Futures Past is a path-breaking book of vast learning and scrupulous scholarship by a gifted writer. With an impressive command of a variety of cultural domains, Molly McGarry brilliantly rethinks and reframes the relations of gender and intellectual culture, of spiritualism and secularism, and of rationalization and modernity in ways that realign our understanding of the American cultural landscape in the nineteenth century.”—Thomas Bender, author of The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea "In discussing the transfiguration of bodies and genders in American Spiritualism, McGarry provides a fascinating critique of the secularist bias of much of the history of sexuality. This is perhaps the weightiest, the most thoughtful, the most powerfully original, of all the many contributions her book makes."—Henry Abelove, author of The Evangelist of Desire: John Wesley and the Methodists and Deep Gossip “What might American history of the nineteenth century look like if we were not in such a rush to declare religious faith supplanted by science? McGarry's book provides tantalizing answers, inviting us to consider a nineteenth-century America where Spiritualists persisted and where people had good reasons to mourn. She not only shows us the popularity and centrality of connecting the living to the dead, she argues convincingly that this spiritual practice shaped a whole host of other cultural narratives: gender, sexuality, medicine, race, and ethnicity.”—Kathi Kern, author of Mrs. Stanton's Bible
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No Saloon in the Valley

The Southern Strategy of Texas Prohibitionists in the 1880s

Author: James D. Ivy

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 0918954878

Category: History

Page: 150

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In this engaging study, James D. Ivy recovers an intriguing and neglected aspect of Texas cultural history--the confluence of social strategies that fueled the Texas prohibition movement. In particular, Ivy contends that Texas prohibitionists developed a southern strategy that characterized prohibition as a reform movement with southern roots in Texas soil. These prohibitionists overtly distanced themselves from northern evangelical reformers that had championed abolition, religious radicalism, or feminism in order to appeal to male voters anxious about their role in post-Reconstruction southern society. While their strategy succeeded insofar as it was able to gain the support of a majority of white males with close ties to the former Confederacy, it failed to persuade a majority of Texas voters to embrace prohibition.
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Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2014 Issue

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615983

Category: History

Page: 203

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation
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Feminist Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

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Feminist Eugenics in America

From Free Love to Birth Control, 1880-1930

Author: Susan Marie Rensing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birth control

Page: 392

View: 1964

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Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers

Women Who Changed American Religion

Author: Ann Braude

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250083125

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Pundits on both the right and the left often portray religion and feminism as inherently incompatible, as opposing forces in American culture. Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers seeks to dispel that notion by asking sixteen well-known religious figures to tell the story of how they became involved in the women's movement. Their work-much of it ongoing-has helped transform the way religion is practiced in this country. They have worked for the ordination of women, for inclusive language and liturgy, for new interpretations of scripture, theology, and religious law, and for an end to religious teachings that contributed to destructive gender stereotypes. Authors include Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, Evangelical, and goddess feminists. The personal stories of the fascinating contributors include watershed events in American religion and society over the last forty years. Each one of the women inTransforming the Faiths of Our Fathers has made history and seen it made, and gives her own version of what she has witnessed and experienced. They demonstrate the roots of their feminist activism in religious commitments, and the significance of struggles within religious arenas for expanding women's possibilities in society and culture.
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Determined Spirits

Author: Christine Ferguson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Examines the Spiritualist movement's role in disseminating eugenic and hard hereditarian thought
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Mary Breckinridge

The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia

Author: Melanie Beals Goan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960664X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), a public health organization in eastern Kentucky providing nurses on horseback to reach families who otherwise would not receive health care. Through this public health organization, she introduced nurse-midwifery to the United States and created a highly successful, cost-effective model for rural health care delivery that has been replicated throughout the world. In this first comprehensive biography of the FNS founder, Melanie Beals Goan provides a revealing look at the challenges Breckinridge faced as she sought reform and the contradictions she embodied. Goan explores Breckinridge's perspective on gender roles, her charisma, her sense of obligation to live a life of service, her eccentricity, her religiosity, and her application of professionalized, science-based health care ideas. Highly intelligent and creative, Breckinridge also suffered from depression, was by modern standards racist, and fought progress as she aged--sometimes to the detriment of those she served. Breckinridge optimistically believed that she could change the world by providing health care to women and children. She ultimately changed just one corner of the world, but her experience continues to provide powerful lessons about the possibilities and the limitations of reform.
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New viewpoints in women's history

working papers from the Schlesinger Library 50th anniversary conference, March 4-5, 1994

Author: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women historians

Page: 261

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Von der Dämonologie zum Unbewussten

Die Transformation der Anthropologie um 1800

Author: Maren Sziede,Helmut Zander

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110399474

Category: History

Page: 322

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As the science of man, anthropology was among the most exciting disciplines during the period of intense change from the early modern era to modernity. Where demons had once wielded their power, after 1800, it was now the unlimited shoals of the subconscious that were disseminated. Or did they actually stay right next to each other and within one another?
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Encyclopedia of religion

Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 13

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.
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Einführung in die Phänomenologische Forschung

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann

ISBN: 9783465035077

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 332

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Martin Heideggers erste Marburger Vorlesung vom Wintersemester 1923/24 zielt darauf ab, unter Fuhrung der den Sachen selbst verpflichteten Forschungstendenz der Phanomenologie auf dem Wege einer kritischen Interpretation der Phanomenologie des Bewusstseins die phanomenologische Forschung ursprunglicher zu ergreifen: als Phanomenologie des Daseins.
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Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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HJEAS

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.
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