The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

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Price
$27.95
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 9.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469642338
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About the Author

Joseph Andrew Orser teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Reviews

This story of two individual men is one fascinating book.--Terri Schlichenmeyer


A massive feat of archival and cultural research that humanizes Chang and Eng.--WNC Magazine


Meticulously researched. . . . Orser is an expert on his subject.--The Journal of Southern History


Orser's well-crafted and meticulously researched account of the lives of Chang and Eng makes a wide-ranging contribution to U.S. history, touching on everything from race and sectionalism to international relations and the politics of family and sexuality. As such, it will be of broad interest to antebellum social and cultural historians and will likely stand as the definitive biography of Chang and Eng Bunker for years to come.--Journal of the Early Republic


Recounts Chang and Eng's precarious traversal with penetrating insight.--New York Review of Books