A Colossal Hoax: The Giant from Cardiff that Fooled America

A Colossal Hoax: The Giant from Cardiff that Fooled America

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In October 1869, workers unearthed what appeared to be a petrified ten-foot giant on a remote farm in upstate New York. The discovery caused a sensation, and over the next several months, newspapers devoted daily headlines to the story and tens of thousands of Americans flocked to see the giant on exhibition. Ultimately, the discovery proved to be an elaborate hoax. Still, the story of the Cardiff Giant reveals many things about America in the post-Civil War years.… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 328 pages

File size: 775 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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