Radical Spirits, Second Edition (Paperback)

Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America

By Ann Braude

Indiana University Press, 9780253215024, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2001)

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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.

About the Author

Ann Braude teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and is co-editor of Roots of Bitterness: Documents in the Social History of American Women.