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Secularism in Antebellum America$
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John Lardas Modern

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226533230

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.001.0001

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A Short Biography of Lewis Henry Morgan with Curious Asides on the Affect of Spirituality & the Emergence of Anthropological Comprehension

A Short Biography of Lewis Henry Morgan with Curious Asides on the Affect of Spirituality & the Emergence of Anthropological Comprehension

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Secularism in Antebellum America
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0004

This chapter examines the life of Lewis Henry Morgan in the context of secularism in antebellum America. It explains that Morgan's intersected with evangelical revivalism and séance spiritualism and that he distanced himself from the formalities of religion choosing to describes his own scientific pursuits in the language of spirit and spirituality. This chapter also highlights the contribution of Morgan to the culture concept, a key term of anthropological comprehension.

Keywords:   Lewis Henry Morgan, secularism, antebellum America, evangelical revivalism, séance spiritualism, religion, spirituality, culture concept, anthropological comprehension

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