Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America, Second Edition
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ann Braude
- Publish Date: 2001-11-01
... Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of womenâs creativity-spiritual as well as political-in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement. âJon Butler
Radical Spirits is a vitally important book... [that] has... influenced a generation of young scholars. âMarie Griffith
In Radical Spirits, Ann Braude contends that the early womenâs rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. Her book makes a convincing argument for the importance of religion in the study of American womenâs 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 womenâs history in general and the womenâs rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make it even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.