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The Original Siamese Twins: An American Story

Constant Wonder
  • Apr 14, 2021
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Cheng and Eng Bunker first came to America in the 19th century, touring the country as indentured servants, in "freak shows." They emancipated themselves and later owned a plantation, supported the Confederacy, owned slaves, and fathered 21 children. This is their complicated story. Guest: Yunte Huang, Professor of English at the University of California Santa Barbara and author of "Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History" Show More...