"The Witches of New York" - Mortimer Thomson (Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B) - New York Tribune

Reportage

Description

The popular humorist and New York Tribune columnist used the undercover ruse often in his newspaper work. In this instance, he visited a number of New York purveyors of "the black arts" and exposed their cons.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper, Book

Effects and Outcomes

The series led to a clean-up of the trade, the Tribune later reported, but also pre-saged Thomson's widely republished undercover reporting as a would-be buyer at the Butler slave auction in Savannah, Georgia, also for the New York Tribune.

Articles, Books, Video/Film