Radical Spirits Second Edition

Radical Spirits  Second Edition

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.

Author: Ann Braude

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253056320

Category: History

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: History

Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers

Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers

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.

Author: Ann Braude

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250083128

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.
Categories: Religion

Ghosts of Futures Past

Ghosts of Futures Past

Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America Molly
McGarry. 15. ... Braude, “Introduction to the Second Edition,” Radical Spirits:
Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America, 2nd ed. (
Bloomington: ...

Author: Molly McGarry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520252608

Category: History

Page: 269

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More than an occult parlour game, 19th century American Spiritualism 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, McGarry looks at this part of American cultural history.
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No Saloon in the Valley

No Saloon in the Valley

On the connection between Spiritualism, reform, and feminism, see Ann Braude,
Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America,
2nd ed. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001). 3. Richard Hofstadter ...

Author: James D. Ivy

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9780918954879

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 Women s History

Journal of Women s History

History , Memory , ... and the Biographical Radical Spirits - - The Vone of Harri
Lylor Mill O ELLEN JACOBS at ... doth $ 65.00 paper $ 27.95 RADICAL SPIRITS
Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth - Century America , Second
Edition ...

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Determined Spirits

Determined Spirits

... Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century
America (1989) and Hal D. Sears's The Sex Radicals: Free Love in High
Victorian America (1977). 3. This is not to say that the version of heaven
Spiritualists laughingly ...

Author: Christine Ferguson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748650682

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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Plato s Ghost

Plato s Ghost

See Ann Braude, Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in
NineteenthCentury America (Boston: Beacon ... on this period, each tackling a
different angle of the Second Great Awakening and postRevolutionary religion in
America.

Author: Cathy Gutierrez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199889136

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to s?ance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Its tricks have been exposed, its charlatans unmasked, and its heroes' names lost to posterity. In its day, however, its leaders were household names and politicians worried about capturing the Spiritualist vote. Cathy Gutierrez places Spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance. Although this epithet usually signifies the sudden blossoming of American letters, Gutierrez points to its original meaning: a cultural imagination enraptured with the past and the classics in particular, accompanied by a cultural efflorescence. Spiritualism, she contends, was the religious articulation of the American Renaissance, and the ramifications of looking backward for advice about the present were far-reaching. The Spiritualist movement, says Gutierrez, was a 'renaissance of the Renaissance,' a culture in love with history as much as it trumpeted progress and futurity, and an expression of what constituted religious hope among burgeoning technology and colonialism. Rejecting Christian ideas about salvation, Spiritualists embraced Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas. Humans were shot through with the divine, rather than seen as helpless and inexorably corrupt sinners in the hands of a transcendent, angry God. Gutierrez's study of this fascinating and important movement is organized thematically. She analyzes Spiritualist conceptions of memory, marriage, medicine, and minds, explores such phenomena as machines for contacting the dead, spirit-photography, the idea of eternal spiritual affinity (which implied the necessity for marriage reform), the connection between health and spirituality, and mesmerism.
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Program of the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

Program of the     Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

CARRY A. NATION Retelling the Life Fran Grace Religion in North America 2001
400 pp , 57 b & w photos , cloth ... cloth $ 49.95 RADICAL SPIRITS Spiritualism
and Women's Rights in Nineteenth - Century America , Second Edition Ann ...

Author: American Historical Association. Meeting

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ISBN: WISC:89106824428

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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.
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The Vegetarian Crusade

The Vegetarian Crusade

Oscar Wilde's America: Counterculture in the Gilded Age. New Haven, CT: Yale
University Press, 1998. Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's
Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. Boston: Beacon, 1989. Brooke, John L.

Author: Adam D. Shprintzen

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608921

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.
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Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting

... the Unknown, the Disputed and the Reexamined Children RADICAL SPIRITS
Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America, Second Edition
Edited by Michael Berenbaum and Ann Braude Abraham J. Peck 2001 296 pp, ...

Author: American Historical Association. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435079285243

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Mary Breckinridge

Mary Breckinridge

Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools: Fighting for Literacy in
America. Lexington: University Press of ... Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits:
Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century Amer- ica. Boston:
Beacon, 1989.

Author: Melanie Beals Goan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469606644

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln and the Jews

Lincoln and the Jews

For an analysis of these petitions, see Korn, American Jewry and the Civil War,
66 and 258, nn.37-42. ... Large, 37th Congress, Second Session (1862),595;
Norton, Struggling for Recognition, 87-93; Korn, American Jewry and the Civil
War, 71-72. ... CW 8, 102-3; on Gibson, see Ann Braude, Radical Spirits:
Spiritualism and Womens Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (Boston:
Beacon, 1989), 92,127.

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466864610

Category: History

Page: 288

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One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many from the Shapell Lincoln Collection, that show Lincoln in a way he has never been seen before. Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the United States. When he was born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived in the entire country. By the time of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration, principally from central Europe, had brought that number up to more than 150,000. Many Americans, including members of Lincoln's cabinet and many of his top generals during the Civil War, were alarmed by this development and treated Jews as second-class citizens and religious outsiders. Lincoln, this book shows, exhibited precisely the opposite tendency. He also expressed a uniquely deep knowledge of the Old Testament, employing its language and concepts in some of his most important writings. He befriended Jews from a young age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed numerous Jews to public office, had Jewish advisors and supporters starting already from the early 1850s, as well as later during his two presidential campaigns, and in response to Jewish sensitivities, even changed the way he thought and spoke about America. Through his actions and his rhetoric—replacing "Christian nation," for example, with "this nation under God"—he embraced Jews as insiders. In this groundbreaking work, the product of meticulous research, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell reveal how Lincoln's remarkable relationship with American Jews impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president. The volume uncovers a new and previously unknown feature of Abraham Lincoln's life, one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America.
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New Viewpoints in Women s History

New Viewpoints in Women s History

Her books include Feminism and Suffrage : The Emergence of an Independent
Women ' s Movement in America , 1848 - 1869 ( 1978 ) , A Multicultural Reader in
American Women ' s History ( second edition , 1993 ) co - edited with Vicki Ruiz ,
and the forthcoming Generation of Power ... She is the author of Radical Spirits :
Spiritualism and Women ' s Rights in Nineteenth - Century America ( 1989 ) .

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106011708705

Category: Women

Page: 261

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Feminist Studies

Feminist Studies

... Culture in Early National Philadelphia . Philadelphia : University of
Pennsylvania Press , 2001 . Pp . 224 . Paper $ 17 . 50 . Braude , Ann . Radical
Spirits : Spiritualism and Women ' s Rights in NineteenthCentury America .
Second Edition .

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ISBN: UVA:X006024962

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H D and Modernist Religious Imagination

H D  and Modernist Religious Imagination

Braude, A. (1989) Radical spirits: spiritualism and women's rights in nineteenth-
century America, Boston: Beacon Press. ... Brenner, A. and Fontaine, C. (eds) (
1998) Wisdom and Psalms: A Feminist Companion to the Bible (second series), ...

Author: Elizabeth Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441190895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Exploring the intersection of religious sensibility and creativity in the poetry and prose of the American modernist writer, H.D., this volume explores the nexus of the religious, the visionary, the creative and the material. Drawing on original archival research and analyses of newly published and currently unpublished writings by H.D., Elizabeth Anderson shows how the poet's work is informed by a range of religious traditions, from the complexities and contradictions of Moravian Christianity to a wide range of esoteric beliefs and practices. H.D and Modernist Religious Imagination brings H.D.'s texts into dialogue with the French theorist Hélène Cixous, whose attention to writing, imagination and the sacred has been a neglected, but rich, critical and theological resource. In analysing the connection both writers craft between the sacred, the material and the creative, this study makes a thoroughly original contribution to the emerging scholarly conversation on modernism and religion, and the debate on the inter-relation of the spiritual and the material within the interdisciplinary field of literature and religion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Ann Braude, Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in
NineteenthCentury America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1989); Alex Owen, The
Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England (
Philadelphia: ...

Author: Henrik Bogdan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996063

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.
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Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America Women in North American Catholicism

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America  Women in North American Catholicism

Conclusion The late - twentieth - century women's movement made visible the
hidden history of women and challenged medical ... see Ann Braude , Radical
Spirits : Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth - Century America ( 1989
) ; Mary Ewens , The Role of the Nun in ... Second , women formed their own local
and national societies where they exercised considerable power and autonomy .

Author: Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253346886

Category: Women

Page: 1394

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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.
Categories: Women

Feminist Eugenics in America

Feminist Eugenics in America

All three individuals were exponents of Fourier's principles of social science,
spiritualism, and the principle of love and ... Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and
Women's Rights in Nineteenth-century America 2nd edition, (Bloomington:
Indiana ...

Author: Susan Marie Rensing

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00875373P

Category: Birth control

Page: 392

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Categories: Birth control

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

New Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Second Edition,
under the general editorship of J. D. ... Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's
Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Ann Braude (May, paper, $12.95) ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435029800554

Category: American literature

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Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2014 Issue William A. Blair. 11. “Journal of a Secesh Lady”: The Diary of
... Ann Braude, Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-
Century America, 2nd ed. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), xvi, the
 ...

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469615981

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
Categories: History