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

Author: Melissa Daggett
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Daggett, Melissa.
Spiritualism in nineteenth-century New Orleans.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017
(DLC) 2016023447
Named Person: Henry Louis Rey; Henry Louis Rey
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Daggett
ISBN: 9781496810083 1496810082
OCLC Number: 948826318
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.
Description: xxv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Father and son --
2. Echoes from another world --
3. Early forays in spiritualism --
4. Steppingstones --
5. Stormy days in Louisiana --
6. Windows of the soul --
7. Le cercle harmonique --
8. Transitions --
9. The spiritual Rubicon.
Other Titles: Spiritualism in 19th century New Orleans
Responsibility: Melissa Daggett.

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