By Catherine Tumber

Opposite to renowned inspiration, New Age spirituality didn't all at once seem in American existence within the Seventies and '80s. In American Feminism and the delivery of latest Age Spirituality, Catherine Tumber demonstrates that the hot Age flow first flourished greater than a century in the past through the Gilded Age below the mantle of 'New Thought.' dependent mostly on examine in renowned journals, self-help manuals, newspaper debts, and archival collections, American Feminism and the delivery of recent Age Spirituality explores the contours of the hot suggestion flow. during the lives of famous figures similar to Mary Baker Eddy, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and Edward Bellamy in addition to via extra imprecise, yet extra consultant 'New Thoughters' corresponding to Abby Morton Diaz, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ursula Gestefeld, Lilian Whiting, Sarah Farmer, and Elizabeth Towne, Tumber examines the historic stipulations that gave upward thrust to New inspiration. She can pay shut consciousness to the ways that feminism turned grafted, with various levels of good fortune, to emergent varieties of liberal tradition within the past due 19th century―progressive politics, the Social Gospel, humanist psychotherapy, bohemian culture, and mass marketplace journalism. American Feminism and the beginning of latest Age Spirituality questions the worth of the hot age movement―then and now―to the pursuit of women's rights and democratic renewal.

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