Exploring Other Worlds

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Exploring Other Worlds tells the intertwined stories of the Arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane and the spiritualist medium Margaret Fox and examines their unlikely relationship. Kane, from a prominent Philadelphia family, became one of the most renowned and honored explorers of the antebellum era. Fox grew up in rural upstate New York and, as one of the Fox Sisters, became a famed and somewhat notorious "spirit raper" whose strange "knocks" were said to be communications from the dead. The two were rumored to have had a love ...

Exploring Other Worlds 2005, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558494572

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