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
  • A portrait of nineteenth-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker describes their rise from savvy side-show celebrities to wealthy Southern gentry and discusses how their experiences reflected America's historical penchant for objectifying differences
Summary
A wryly whimsical dual portrait of famous 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker shares an Asian-American perspective on their improbable lives, describing their rise from savvy side-show celebrities to wealthy Southern gentry, their large family and how their experiences reflected America's historical penchant for objectifying differences
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638369
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huang, Yunte
Dewey number
616/.043092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QM691.B86
LC item number
H83 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunker, Chang
  • Bunker, Eng
  • Conjoined twins
  • Conjoined twins
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history
Label
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3360333
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
on1030582876
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 388 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631493850
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
23A0E727-40F6-41DF-AF9F-B985A78404A5
System control number
(OCoLC)1030582876
Label
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history, Yunte Huang
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3360333
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
on1030582876
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 388 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631493850
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
23A0E727-40F6-41DF-AF9F-B985A78404A5
System control number
(OCoLC)1030582876

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