By Melissa Daggett
Modern American Spiritualism blossomed within the 1850s and persisted as a practicable religion into the 1870s. due to its variety and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans supplied fertile floor to nurture Spiritualism, and lots of s�ance circles flourished within the Creole Faubourgs of Trem� and Marigny in addition to the yankee area of town. Melissa Daggett makes a speciality of Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone s�ance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831�1894), a Creole of colour who was once a key civil rights activist, writer, and Civil warfare and Reconstruction chief. His lifestyles has thus far remained mostly within the shadows of latest Orleans heritage, partially as a result of a language barrier.
Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans makes a speciality of the turbulent years among the overdue antebellum interval and the top of Reconstruction. Translating and studying various fundamental assets and one of many in basic terms surviving registers of s�ance court cases, Daggett has opened a window right into a interesting existence in addition to a interval of tumult and alter. She offers extraordinary insights into the background of the Creoles of colour and renders a greater knowing of recent Orleans�s advanced background. the writer weaves an interesting story of the supernatural, of chaotic post-bellum politics, of transatlantic linkages, and of the private triumphs and tragedies of Rey as a amazing citizen and medium. awesome illustrations, reproductions of the unique religious communications, and pictures, a lot of that have by no means sooner than seemed in released shape, accompany this research of Rey and his world.
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Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey by Melissa Daggett