Review of a book telling how people coped with the uncertainty of the future in everyday life in the United States between the Civil War and World War I. During half a century, predictions of crops, weather, economic trends, and even daily fortune, from contested attempts to tell the future, became routinized as probabilistic tools for risk management.

Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America. ByJamie L. Pietruska.

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2018

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Review of a book telling how people coped with the uncertainty of the future in everyday life in the United States between the Civil War and World War I. During half a century, predictions of crops, weather, economic trends, and even daily fortune, from contested attempts to tell the future, became routinized as probabilistic tools for risk management.
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