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The Other Side of Salvation: Spiritualism and the Nineteenth-Century Religious Experience

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A true account of 19th Century American spiritualists who believed they could talk to the dead through trance mediums and seances, most of them radical leaders of the anti-slavery, women's rights, prison reform, and labor reform movements. This book is a fascinating glimpse into America's religious history.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published March 15th 2004 by Skinner House Books (first published March 2004)
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Elizabeth
The subtitle "Spiritualism and the Nineteenth-Century Religious Experience" says it all. Who knew so many people were into spiritualism before the Fox Sisters and their rapping. Who knew every Universalist (or a lot) were into Spiritualism to a degree that they were throwing spiritualists out of their congregations and the spritiualists were forming their own churches.
Spiritualism did not arise simply because of the need for people to reach loved ones after the Civil War, which is sometimes hi
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