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Science and Spiritualism: Why were ghost stories so popular in the 1800s?

Science and Spiritualism: Why were ghost stories so popular in the 1800s?

Update: 2019-11-059
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Nowadays western historians tend to regard the scientific progress of the 19th century as a linear, indelible line from one breakthrough to the next. Yet these astonishing innovations in science occurred in step with a resurrection of paranormal belief. Why were ghost stories so prolific in this age?

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Jim Thornburg

"Gaslighting" comes from the movie "Gaslight". I thought everybody knew that.

Nov 8th
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Science and Spiritualism: Why were ghost stories so popular in the 1800s?

Science and Spiritualism: Why were ghost stories so popular in the 1800s?

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