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The Last Word on Snake Oil

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Uploaded on Jun 22, 2011

TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES:
http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2287

The image of the traveling snake oil salesman of 19th century America is by now a familiar trope. It is the image of the heartless huckster who preys upon the trust of the general public to swindle them out of their hard-earned savings. With a bottle of useless tonic and the help of a plant in the audience, the snake oil salesman made a living out of lies and deceit.

In these respects, William Levingston was your average snake oil salesman...

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