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Beyond Radical Enchantment: Mesmerizing Laborers in the Americas

Emily Ogden

in Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes mesmerism’s beginnings in the US in the 1830s, showing that the practice became known as a means of using other people’s enchantment in order to manage them. Born on a sugar ... More


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