The Resource Yearning for the new age : Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality, Diane Sasson

Yearning for the new age : Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality, Diane Sasson

Label
Yearning for the new age : Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality
Title
Yearning for the new age
Title remainder
Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality
Statement of responsibility
Diane Sasson
Title variation
Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th-century America is a study of a search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a "rebel girl" from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured her financial independence. Promoted to associate editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, she gave readings and lectures and became involved in progressive women's causes, the temperance movement, and theosophy - even traveling to Europe to meet Madame Blavatsky, the movement's leader, and writing for the theosophist newspaper The Word. In the early 1870s, she began a correspondence with Eldress Anna White of the Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, with whom she shared belief in pacifism, feminism, vegetarianism, and cremation. Attracted by the simplicity of Shaker life, she eventually bought a farm from the Canaan Shakers, where she lived and continued to write until her death in 1930. In tracing the life of this spiritual seeker, Diane Sasson underscores the significant role played by cultural mediators like Holloway-Langford in bringing new religious ideas to the American public and contributing to a growing interest in eastern religions and alternative approaches to health and spirituality that would alter the cultural landscape of the nation."--Project Muse
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
  • 204.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL73.H65
LC item number
S27 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Religion in North America
Label
Yearning for the new age : Laura Holloway-Langford and late Victorian spirituality, Diane Sasson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn794706750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253001870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613626271
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmknf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29267055
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794706750
  • pebcs0253001870

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