"Fascinating . . . An objective and readable description of a distinctive and largely unknown faith in American religion." --Library Journal
--Library Journal

"Cassadaga: The South's Oldest Spiritualist Community: does a remarkable job of detailing the town's history, people and culture. And it doesn't give short shrift to spiritualism, either." -Daytona Beach News-Journal
--Daytona Beach News-Journal

"The authors of the chapters in this collection provide depth and understanding to counter the fairly shallow popular-culture impression of Cassadaga." -Tallahassee Democrat
--Tallahassee Democrat

"Anyone interested in America's religious past and present will find this glimpse into a lesser-known area rewarding." -ForeWord

"This volume is a worthy reminder of the religious pluralism of contemporary America and a sympathetic introduction to a movement unfamiliar to many scholars." - Journal of Southern History
--Jounal of Southern History

"a splendid account of the neglected history of an important Spiritualist community." "illuminates how a religious community on the periphery exists not only by maintaining its distinctive beliefs but also by its ability to adapt and blend into the surrounding environment." - Florida Historical Quarterly
--Florida Historical Quarterly

"a worthy tribute to this exceptional place. Though an academic book by professional scholars, it is rarely dull or inaccessible to the ordinary reader." - the quest
--the quest