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

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I want to take this opportunity to recognize those who supported and encouraged me as I undertook this study of the lives of Chang and Eng. A number of colleagues deserve special acknowledgment. Judy Wu and Alan Gallay encouraged me to take on this project and offered important reassurance at every stage of my research and writing. John Brooke, Kevin Boyle, and Mytheli Sreenivas were inspiring teachers and enthusiastic critics. Jeff Dow, Sean Ford, and Louisa Rice have provided valuable advice and motivation at crucial moments. In addition to their thorough and detailed criticism of the manuscript, my editors at the University of North Carolina Press, David Perry and Brandon Proia, proved to be extraordinarily patient with an author who was dilatory in his revisions.

Financial support from Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire was essential. I am especially grateful for travel funds awarded by UWEC’s Academic Affairs Professional Development Program Grant and research fellowships awarded by OSU, namely, the College of Humanities Summer Research Award and the Henry H. Simms Award. A U.S. Department of Education grant allowed me to spend a summer in Thailand engaging in language study and research.

Descendants of the Bunkers provided assistance that no one else could. Tanya B. Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council in Mount Airy, was generous with her time and expertise, as was family genealogist Jessie Bunker Bryant. Tom Atkins shared with me his personal collection of family letters and documents that he has worked to assemble. Though not a Bunker, Amy Snyder of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History proved helpful on multiple occasions.

I have benefited from the kindness of friends and family. Colleen Flannery, Erin Greenwald, and Gary and Wipha Risser opened their homes to me on research trips, as did my dear cousins Jennifer and B. L. Morris. My parents, Frank and Lawan Orser, have always been supportive and more than ready to share their opinions on the direction my thinking should take. Even though we disagreed more often than not, I am forever grateful and profoundly touched by their commitment to my success. My greatest debt is

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - The Monster Now before Us 1
  • Chapter One - In and Chun 9
  • Chapter Two - Under Their Own Direction 37
  • Chapter Three - The Connected Twins 76
  • Chapter Four - Asiatic Americans 105
  • Chapter Five - Southern Curiosities 147
  • Chapter Six - Over Their Dead Bodies 174
  • Epilogue - The Past Rears Its Head 193
  • Notes 203
  • Bibliography 243
  • Index 253
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