Smith, Hannah Whitall. Religious Fanaticism: Extracts from the papers of Hannah Whitall Smith
Smith, Hannah Whitall. Religious Fanaticism: Extracts from the papers of Hannah Whitall Smith
Smith, Hannah Whitall. Religious Fanaticism: Extracts from the papers of Hannah Whitall Smith

Smith, Hannah Whitall. Religious Fanaticism: Extracts from the papers of Hannah Whitall Smith

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Smith, Hannah Whitall. Religious Fanaticism: Extracts from the papers of Hannah Whitall Smith (Communal Societies in America); Edited with an Introduction by Ray Strachey. AMS, 1976. ISBN: 0404110053.

Blue cloth, silver titles to spine, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, former owner's signature on ffep, 276 clean pp. Very good. Hardcover.  [5048] 

Title continues: Consisting of an Account of the Author of these Papers, and of the Times in which she Lived; Together with a Description of the Curious Religious Sects and Communities of America during the Early and Middle Years of the Nineteenth Century.

First published London, 1928, from the family papers of Ray Strachey, Smith's grandson.

Recollections of Finney, Miller, the Transcendentalists, Fourier Movements, Swedenborgians, the Oneida Perfectionists, with descriptions of specific individuals who were affected by fanaticism.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), US evangelist, reformer, suffragist, author.  She championed feminist causes and the right of young women to attend college; co-founded Women's Christian Temperance Union.