Jacob Middleton is a historian and writer who specializes in the Victorian period, the history of education, and nineteenth-century popular culture. He holds an MA and PhD in History from Birkbeck, University of London, and has written extensively for the Fortean Times, Times Education Supplement, and History Today, in addition to his academic journal articles. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Spirits of an Industrial Age
by Jacob Middleton
Spirits of an Industrial Age explores the social and cultural context of these ghosts, looking at ghost impersonators, supernatural belief, and popular perceptions of the Victorian city. This wide-ranging work reveals the ghost beliefs of the nineteenth century, and explains why wandering spirits held such a grip on the popular imagination.
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