The Original Siamese Twins: An American Story
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 959 , Segment 2
Episode: Conjoined Twins
- Apr 14, 2021 6:00 pm
- 13:45 mins
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"