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How Talking To Ghosts Impacted US History

 

Nowadays, talking to ghosts is, at best, a fringe activity (most commonly seen on mediocre, late-night television)— but that wasn’t the case during the Spiritualist boom in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century across the U.S and England. History Dose looks at the fascinating story of Spiritualism; a story that features Civil War ghosts, Abraham Lincoln, and Harry Houdini. While Spiritualist charlatans preyed on a lot of people’s grief, we also acknowledge that many Spiritualist leaders and followers helped push along socially progressive movements like abolition, labor reform, and women’s suffrage.

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