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Description - Inseparable by Yunte Huang

Twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, were "discovered" in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Yunte Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen.

Their rise from 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 an excavation of America's historical penchant for finding feast in the abnormal, for tyrannising the "other"-a tradition that, as Huang reveals, becomes inseparable from American history itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780871404473
ISBN-10: 0871404478
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 165mm x 36mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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