From the Archives

Proto-Spam: Spanish Prisoners and Confidence Games
By Robert Whitaker

Dearest Manti Te’o, you are not alone. Bob Whitaker traces the pre-history of one of the oldest cons in the book: The Spanish Prisoner Scheme.

Originally Appeared in… Off the Map Volume 1. Issue 4. October 2013

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The Appendix was founded in late 2012 as a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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