Rationality and modernity: a history of fortune telling in modern America

Grant number: DP130102383 | Funding period: 2013 - 2018



This project will produce the first scholarly history of commercial fortune telling in modern America, told from the point of view of customers as well as practitioners. The history of the persistence of the trade in prophecy well into the twentieth century will shed new light on the relationship of rationality and modernity in United States history.

University of Melbourne Researchers