Why is it a laughing matter when an American president consults an astrologer, while political scientists, economists, and meteorologists all seem to depend on predicting the future? In this book, Perkins examines the "death" of astrology's respectability and links it to changing concepts of time in the nineteenth century; she explains the circumstances in which one type of knowledge, "superstitious," was replaced by another, "scientific."
Related books and articles
A History of Popular Culture: More of Everything, Faster, and Brighter By Raymond F. Betts Routledge, 2004
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology By Alexis Madrigal Da Capo Press, 2011
Handbook of American Popular Culture | Illustration - Pornography - Vol. 2 By M. Thomas Inge Greenwood Press, 1989
Keeping Time in the Age of Franklin: Almanacs and the Atlantic World By Shaw, Matthew J. Printing History, No. 2, July 2007
Newspapers and Almanacs By Lacey, Barbara E. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 104, No. 2, 2014
Hamlin Garland's Detour into Art Criticism: Forecasting the Triumph of Popular Culture over Populism at the End of the Frontier By Johnston, Matt Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA), Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2011
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Online Almanacs: Why Turn to a Quirky Online Publication like an Almanac? By Pack, Thomas Information Today, Vol. 20, No. 5, May 2003
It Can't Go on like This: Britain in the 1970s Was a Disquieting Place, Fearful of the Future. Governments Lurched from Crisis to Crisis, Buffeted by Inflation and Industrial Unrest. Francis Wheen Welcomes a New History of the Decade Which Views the Turmoil through the Popular Culture of the Time By Wheen, Francis New Statesman (1996), Vol. 137, No. 4898, May 26, 2008
Almanacs Confirm It: Winter Is Coming but Predictions Differ on Level of Precipitation By Zullo, Robert Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), September 18, 2013
Reading, Writing and Research Made Fun with Kids' Almanacs By Hilboldt, Brandy The Florida Times Union, August 21, 2000
EDITORIAL: Japan, S. Korea Should Proceed toward Future by Surmounting History Problems By The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan), June 23, 2015