The American History Podcast

A Program Of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


Bridge for Sale [2016]

America has a long and colorful history of confidence men and counterfeiters.  On this episode of BackStory, we go back to the time when fake money and fly-by-night banks dominated the economy, and uncover the origins of the lie detector test, known as “the truth compelling machine.” We’ll also try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.

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