Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History

Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History

by Yunte Huang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871404473
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 147,866
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim Fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, which won the 2011 Edgar Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. Having come of age in China as a student in the time of Tiananmen, Huang now lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Prologue: A Game on the High Seas xv

Part 1 In Siam

1 Siam 3

2 The Chinese Twins 6

3 Cholera 15

4 The King and Us 20

5 Departure 26

Part 2 First Years

6 A Curiosity in Boston 39

7 The Monster, or Not 51

8 Gotham City 57

9 The City of Brotherly Love 66

10 Knocking at the Gate 70

11 Racial Freaks 80

12 Sentimental Education 89

Part 3 America on the Road

13 The Great Eclipse 97

14 A Satirical Tale 102

15 The Lynnfield Battle 108

16 An Intimate Rebellion 117

17 Old Dominion 125

18 Emancipation 131

19 A Parable 138

20 America on the Road 146

21 The Deep South 163

22 Head Bumps 170

Part 4 Look Homeward, Angel

23 Wilkesboro 187

24 Traphill 197

25 A Universal Truth 206

26 Foursome 225

27 Mount Airy, or Monticello 235

28 The Age of Humbugs 252

29 Minstrel Freaks 268

Part 5 The Civil War and Beyond

30 Seeing the Elephant 283

31 Reconstruction 297

32 The Last Radiance of the Setting Sun 306

33 Afterlife 317

Epilogue: Mayberry, USA 327

Acknowledgments 349

Notes 351

Selected Bibliography 373

Index 381

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