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The Fox Sisters and the ‘Great American Hoax’

Categories: History, People

For the season finale of A New York Minute In History, our podcast hosts tell the story of the Fox sisters, who rose to fame as early practitioners of modern spiritualism in the 19th century. Margaretta and Catherine Fox were able to convince many people they could commune with the dead, though they later admitted to making up their stories. Despite this, their form of “rapping” spiritualism exploded nationally and beyond.