Melissa Daggett

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Melissa Daggett teaches United States history at San Jacinto College. Her debut book, Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey (University Press of Mississippi, 2017), chronicles the history of Modern American Spiritualism in the Crescent City with an emphasis on the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey, a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author, and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Melissa Daggett’s work has appeared in Louisiana History.

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