Lucy Boston; Or, Woman's Rights and Spiritualism: Illustrating the Follies and Delusions of the Nineteenth Century Fred Folio. 6 ( LUCY : - " Do females excrcise the elective franchise , and are they eligible to public office ?
In 1855, a pseudonymous “Fred Folio” published a book-length tract attacking women's rights and Spiritualism. Its rambling title said it all: A Book for the Times, Lucy Boston; Or, Woman's Rights and Spiritualism: Illustrating The ...
Author: Molly McGarry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
“Ghosts of Futures Past is a path-breaking book of vast learning and scrupulous scholarship by a gifted writer. With an impressive command of a variety of cultural domains, Molly McGarry brilliantly rethinks and reframes the relations of gender and intellectual culture, of spiritualism and secularism, and of rationalization and modernity in ways that realign our understanding of the American cultural landscape in the nineteenth century.”—Thomas Bender, author of The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea "In discussing the transfiguration of bodies and genders in American Spiritualism, McGarry provides a fascinating critique of the secularist bias of much of the history of sexuality. This is perhaps the weightiest, the most thoughtful, the most powerfully original, of all the many contributions her book makes."—Henry Abelove, author of The Evangelist of Desire: John Wesley and the Methodists and Deep Gossip “What might American history of the nineteenth century look like if we were not in such a rush to declare religious faith supplanted by science? McGarry's book provides tantalizing answers, inviting us to consider a nineteenth-century America where Spiritualists persisted and where people had good reasons to mourn. She not only shows us the popularity and centrality of connecting the living to the dead, she argues convincingly that this spiritual practice shaped a whole host of other cultural narratives: gender, sexuality, medicine, race, and ethnicity.”—Kathi Kern, author of Mrs. Stanton's Bible
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Author: Fred Folio
Publisher: Palala Press
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Great Romance Coming - A Book for the Times ! LUCY BOSTON : Or Woman's Rights and Spiritualism . 9 . $ ILLUSTRATING THE FOLLIES AND DELUSIONS OF THE XIXTH CENTURY BY FRED . FOLIO , This is the age of oddities let loose .
Those reformers who experimented in or embraced spiritualism in the 1850s included Horace Greeley, William Lloyd Garrison ... to satires such as Fred Folio's A Book for the Times: Lucy Boston; or, Woman's Rights and Spiritualism (1855).
Author: Justine S. Murison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
For much of the nineteenth century, the nervous system was a medical mystery, inspiring scientific studies and exciting great public interest. Because of this widespread fascination, the nerves came to explain the means by which mind and body related to each other. By the 1830s, the nervous system helped Americans express the consequences on the body, and for society, of major historical changes. Literary writers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, used the nerves as a metaphor to re-imagine the role of the self amidst political, social and religious tumults, including debates about slavery and the revivals of the Second Great Awakening. Representing the 'romance' of the nervous system and its cultural impact thoughtfully and, at times, critically, the fictional experiments of this century helped construct and explore a neurological vision of the body and mind. Murison explains the impact of neurological medicine on nineteenth-century literature and culture.
... A Book for the Times ! LUGY BOSTON : Or Woman's Rights and Spiritualism . ... This book is precisely what the " times " demand - a decided " hit , ” and will accomplish much good . ... We hope for an early introduction to “ Lucy .