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Credulity : a cultural history of US mesmerism

Author: Emily Ogden
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Class 200, new studies in religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Ogden
ISBN: 9780226532165 022653216X 9780226532332 022653233X
OCLC Number: 1001363980
Description: xiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Out on credulity! An introduction --
It does not exist: animal magnetism before it was true --
Beyond radical enchantment: mesmerizing laborers in the Americas --
In imagination: traveling clairvoyance and the suspension of disbelief --
Out of character: phrenomesmerism and the secular agent --
The spirit of Benjamin Franklin --
Coda: bagging the idol.
Series Title: Class 200, new studies in religion.
Responsibility: Emily Ogden.

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