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The Resource Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang

Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang

Label
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history
Title
Inseparable
Title remainder
the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history
Statement of responsibility
Yunte Huang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With wry humor, Shakespearean profundity, and trenchant insight, Yunte Huang brings to life the story of America's most famous nineteenth-century Siamese twins. Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring "entertainment" to the Jacksonian mobs. Their rise from subhuman, freak-show celebrities to rich southern gentry; their marriage to two white sisters, resulting in twenty-one children; and their owning of slaves, is here not just another sensational biography but a Hawthorne-like excavation of America's historical penchant for finding feast in the abnormal, for tyrannizing the "other"--A tradition that, as Huang reveals, becomes inseparable from American history itself."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huang, Yunte
Dewey number
  • 616/.043092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QM691.B86
LC item number
H83 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunker, Chang
  • Bunker, Eng
  • Bunker, Chang
  • Bunker, Eng
  • Conjoined twins
  • Conjoined twins
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Conjoined twins
  • United States
Label
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
In Siam. Siam ; The Chinese twins ; Cholera ; The king and us ; Departure -- First years. A curiosity in Boston ; The monster, or not ; Gotham city ; The city of brotherly love ; Knocking at the gate ; Racial freaks ; Sentimental education -- America on the road. The great eclipse ; A satirical tale ; The Lynnfield battle ; An intimate rebellion ; Old dominion ; Emancipation ; A parable ; America on the road ; The deep south ; Head bumps -- Look homeward, angel. Wilkesboro ; Traphill ; A universal truth ; Foursome ; Mount Airy, or Monticello ; The age of humbugs ; Minstrel freaks -- The Civil War and beyond. Seeing the elephant ; Reconstruction ; The last radiance of the setting sun ; Afterlife -- Epilogue: Mayberry, USA
Control code
ocn988285730
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9781631495458
Lccn
2017055799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988285730
Label
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
In Siam. Siam ; The Chinese twins ; Cholera ; The king and us ; Departure -- First years. A curiosity in Boston ; The monster, or not ; Gotham city ; The city of brotherly love ; Knocking at the gate ; Racial freaks ; Sentimental education -- America on the road. The great eclipse ; A satirical tale ; The Lynnfield battle ; An intimate rebellion ; Old dominion ; Emancipation ; A parable ; America on the road ; The deep south ; Head bumps -- Look homeward, angel. Wilkesboro ; Traphill ; A universal truth ; Foursome ; Mount Airy, or Monticello ; The age of humbugs ; Minstrel freaks -- The Civil War and beyond. Seeing the elephant ; Reconstruction ; The last radiance of the setting sun ; Afterlife -- Epilogue: Mayberry, USA
Control code
ocn988285730
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9781631495458
Lccn
2017055799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988285730

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