📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents The Specter of the Indian Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway!

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Kathryn Troy’s THE SPECTER OF THE INDIAN Blog Tour!

The Specter of the Indian

Inside the Book

Author: Kathryn A. Troy
Publisher: SUNY Press
Pages: 200
Genre: Historical Nonfiction

The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understanding to the prevalence of mystically styled Indians in American visual and popular culture. The connections between Spiritualist print and contemporary Indian policy provide fresh insight into the racial dimensions of social reform among nineteenth-century Spiritualists. Troy draws fascinating parallels between the contested belief of Indians as fading from the world, claims of returned apparitions, and the social impetus to provide American Indians with a means of existence in white America. Rather than vanishing from national sight and memory, Indians and their ghosts are shown to be ever present. This book transports the readers into dimly lit parlor rooms and darkened cabinets and lavishes them with detailed séance accounts in the words of those who witnessed them. Scrutinizing the otherworldly whisperings heard therein highlights the voices of mediums and those they sought to channel, allowing the author to dig deep into Spiritualist belief and practice. The influential presence of Indian ghosts is made clear and undeniable.

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Meet the Author

  Kathryn Troy

Kathryn Troy has two Master’s Degrees in History from Stony Brook University. She contributed to the anthology The Spiritualist Movement published by Prager in August 2013, and teaches at Farmingdale State College and Suffolk County Community College. In her spare time she pours all she knows about the ghostly and supernatural into her fiction writing.




The Specter of the Indian giveaway

Kathryn Troy is giving away 2 sets of spiritual postcards and 2 Ouija design tote bags!

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Four winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter
  • This giveaway ends midnight September 29.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on September 30.
  • Winners have 48 hours to reply.

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One Response to “📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents The Specter of the Indian Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway!”

  1. Infantina says:

    Kathryn Troy seems to be a very talented person. I quit studying master’s degree in the middle of the year but she holds two master’s degree. I am kind of jealous of her. Would love to read about her book for sure.

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