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The Resource The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau, (electronic resource)

The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau, (electronic resource)

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The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
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The apparitionists
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a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
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Peter Manseau
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eng
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A story of faith and fraud in post-Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of seances in the White House. Peter Manseau brilliantly captures a nation wracked with grief and hungry for proof of the existence of ghosts and for contact with their dead husbands and sons. It took a circus-like trial of Mumler on fraud charges, starring P. T. Barnum for the prosecution, to expose a fault line of doubt and manipulation. And even then, the judge sided with the defense-nobody ever solved the mystery of his spirit photography. This forgotten puzzle offers a vivid snapshot of America at a crossroads in its history, a nation in thrall to new technology while clinging desperately to belief
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Narrated by Jefferson Mays
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The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau, (electronic resource)
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https://arapahoelibrariesco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501966736
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The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau, (electronic resource)
Link
https://arapahoelibrariesco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501966736
Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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unknown
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rbdZ13378
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (9 hr., 31 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501966736
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not applicable
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unknown
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Publisher number
Z13378
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unknown
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access
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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