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Spiritualism in nineteenth-century New Orleans : the life and times of Henry Louis Rey / Melissa Daggett.

Author:
Daggett, Melissa [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xxv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The advent of modern American spiritualism took place in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture Spiritualism ... Melissa Daggett focuses on Le cercle harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author, and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. ... Spiritualism in nineteenth-century New Orleans focuses on the turbulent years between the late antebellum period and the end of Reconstruction through the eyes of the séance registers"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
"Portions of this work have previously appeared as 'Spiritualism among Creoles of Color in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey, ' Louisiana History, 55 (2014)"--Preliminary pages.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-193) and index.
Contents:
Timeline of Henry Louis Rey and modern American spiritualism -- Father and son -- Echoes from another world -- Early forays in spiritualism -- Steppingstones -- Stormy days in Louisiana -- Windows of the soul -- Le cercle harmonique -- Transitions -- The spiritual Rubicon.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Spiritualism in 19th century New Orleans
ISBN:
  • 9781496810083 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1496810082 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
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  • ((epub institutional))
  • ((pdf single))
  • ((pdf institutional))
LCCN:
2016022490
OCLC:
948826318
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