This Issue

The articles in this issue areabout many kinds of motion, from the sojourns of Cambodian dancers in 1906 France to the stuttering flicker of early silent film, and from the rise and fall of Brazilian hot air balloons to the travels of baby teeth earnestly dispatched by St. Louis schoolchildren in the name of Science.

Chapter 1: Humans in Motion

Chapter 2: Objects in Motion

Chapter 3: Ideas in Motion

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The Appendix is 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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Letter from the Editors

What do a hallucinating physician, a seventeenth century Basque nun in conquistador drag, and Aryan ancestors in Bolivia’s Andes have in common? The Appendix’s editors introduce their second issue, ‘Illusions,’ and try not to get deluded by the past.

Originally Appeared in… Illusions Volume 1. Issue 2. April 2013

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