Crossing over
Spiritualism and the Atlantic divide
in Special relationships

Nineteenth-century spiritualism is routinely described as a phenomenon that originated in the United States and spread first across the Atlantic and then world-wide. The phenomenal growth of nineteenth-century spiritualism was made possible by the emergence of new, modern modes of transportation, book and periodical publishing and communications. Paul Gilroy has argued that the trope of the ship is especially important to the theorisation of the Black Atlantic. In her seminal work on spiritualism There is no Death Florence Marryat describes an incognito visit she paid to a New York seance in 1884 that left her a firm believer in spiritualism. Spiritualism was often characterised not just by social mobility but also by geographical mobility. Emma Hardinge Britten was a hugely celebrated British medium and historian of spiritualism who spent many years of her life in the United States and married the spiritualist William Britten.

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Special relationships

Anglo-American affinities and antagonisms 1854–1936

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