The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum by James W. Cook (Paperback, 2001)
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- DescriptionIn this text, James W. Cook explores this modern mode of trickery designed to puzzle the eye and challenge the brain. Upsetting the strict boundaries of value, race, class, and truth, the spectacles offer a revealing look at the tastes, concerns, and prejudices of America's first mass audiences.
- Author BiographyJames W. Cook is Assistant Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan.
- Author(s)James W. Cook
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication25/06/2001
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note22 halftones, 1 line illustration
- Weight522 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
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