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The Resource Enchanted ground : the spirit room of Jonathan Koons, Sharon Hatfield

Enchanted ground : the spirit room of Jonathan Koons, Sharon Hatfield

Label
Enchanted ground : the spirit room of Jonathan Koons
Title
Enchanted ground
Title remainder
the spirit room of Jonathan Koons
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Hatfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Enchanted Ground, Sharon Hatfield brings to life the true story of a nineteenth-century farmer-turned-medium, Jonathan Koons, one of thousands of mediums throughout the antebellum United States. In the hills outside Athens, Ohio, Koons built a house where it was said the dead spoke to the living, and where ancient spirits communicated the wisdom of the ages. Curious believers, in homespun and in city attire, traveled from as far as New Orleans to a remote Appalachian cabin whose marvels would rival any of P. T. Barnum's attractions. Yet Koons's story is much more than showmanship and sleight of hand. His enterprise, not written about in full until now, embodied the excitement and optimism of citizens breaking free from societal norms. Reform-minded dreamers were drawn to Koons's seances as his progressive brand of religion displaced the gloomy Calvinism of previous generations. As heirs to the Second Great Awakening, which stretched from New York State to the far reaches of the Northwest Territory, the curious, the faithful, and Koons himself were part of a larger, uniquely American moment that still marks the cultural landscape today"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatfield, Sharon
Dewey number
  • 133.9092
  • B
  • 920.9/1339
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1283.K66
LC item number
H38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koons, Jonathan
  • Spiritualists
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • RELIGION / History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
Enchanted ground : the spirit room of Jonathan Koons, Sharon Hatfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Frenchman's visit -- "The place of my nativity" -- Putting down roots -- "A striking specimen of beauty" -- At the spirits' command -- A buried man's instructions -- The trumpet medium -- Communication from angels -- Allies and kin -- Mountain tea -- Sustaining "Brother Koons" -- The mesmeric potion -- Not one single copper -- Koons, king, and company -- "An artful and designing rogue" -- Galileo in eclipse -- An arc of golden roses -- "Their humbug art" -- The psychometrist -- Little Egypt -- "The venerable Johnathan Koons"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780804012089
Lccn
2018032213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031338251
  • (OCoLC)on1031338251
  • 2811553
Label
Enchanted ground : the spirit room of Jonathan Koons, Sharon Hatfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Frenchman's visit -- "The place of my nativity" -- Putting down roots -- "A striking specimen of beauty" -- At the spirits' command -- A buried man's instructions -- The trumpet medium -- Communication from angels -- Allies and kin -- Mountain tea -- Sustaining "Brother Koons" -- The mesmeric potion -- Not one single copper -- Koons, king, and company -- "An artful and designing rogue" -- Galileo in eclipse -- An arc of golden roses -- "Their humbug art" -- The psychometrist -- Little Egypt -- "The venerable Johnathan Koons"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780804012089
Lccn
2018032213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031338251
  • (OCoLC)on1031338251
  • 2811553

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