Kucich, John.

Ghostly communion : cross-cultural spiritualism in nineteenth-century American literature / John J. Kucich. - Hanover, N.H. : Dartmouth College Press, c2004. - xxxii, 190 p. ; 24 cm. - Reencounters with colonialism--new perspectives on the Americas .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the Pueblo revolt, the Salem witchcraft trials, and cross-cultural spiritualism -- Around Rochester : spiritualism, reform, and Harriet Jacobs's incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Public spirits : spiritualism in American periodicals, 1848/1861 -- The politics of heaven : the ghost dance, the gates ajar, and Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven -- Spirits in the contact zone : spiritualism and local color writing -- Spirit nation : spiritualism and national ideology in Henry James's The Bostonians and Pauline Hopkins's Of one blood -- Conclusion : the poetics and politics of spiritualism.

1584654325 (alk. paper) 1584654333 (pbk. : alk. paper)


American literature--History and criticism.--19th century
Spiritualism in literature.
Spiritualism--History--United States--19th century.
Literature and spiritualism--United States.
Intercultural communication in literature.
Occultism in literature.
Culture in literature.
Ghosts in literature.

PS217.S65 / .K83 2004

810.9/384

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