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  1. Credible Witnessing: A. R. Wallace, Spiritualism, and a “New Branch of Anthropology”.Efram Sera-Shriar - 2020 - Modern Intellectual History 17 (2):357-384.
    This paper situates Alfred Russel Wallace's spiritualist writings from his book Miracles and Modern Spiritualism against the backdrop of Victorian anthropology. It examines how he constructed his argument, and the ways in which he verified the trustworthiness of his evidence using theories and methods drawn from anthropology. Spirit investigations relied on personal testimony. Thus the key question was: who could be trusted as a credible witness? While much has been written on Wallace's inquiries into spirit phenomena, very little scholarship has (...)
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