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Heroes and Paupers

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With a focus on early representations of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this chapter argues that the individuals publicly honored as heroes of the Revolutionary War in the period ... More


Movements and Monuments

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows how the idea that slavery was fundamentally at odds with local heritage shaped abolitionist efforts to gain public support in the 1830s and 40s. In Boston, as the construction of ... More


Indivisible: The Siamese Sons Go to War

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chang and Eng Bunker, the famous Siamese Twins, make their fortune touring and settle in Mt. Airy, where they marry sisters and become prosperous slaveholders who raise lucrative crops, including ... More


Rebellion: July–November 1775

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

News of the encounter between British troops and American rebels at Bunker Hill reached London on July 25, 1775. General Thomas Gage claimed success, noting ‘the superiority of the King's troops, ... More


Saline Valley

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the Saline Valley expedition, as well as Alexander and Kellogg's adventures in the Sierra Nevada. According to Grinnell, Saline Valley was an unknown in the history of the ... More


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

Joseph Andrew Orser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Connected at the chest by a band of flesh, conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker toured the United States and the world from the 1820s to the 1870s, exhibiting their extraordinary bodies as “freaks of ... More


The X Plus 60 Period

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the X plus 60, the day when Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and General Frederick Weyand officially disbanded the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)—the command structure ... More


Introduction: Beyond Fiction Institutions of the Real Los Angeles

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Beginning in the late 1950s, a combination of political and cultural forces made Los Angeles a national center for documentary media. The early filmmaking of Erik Daarstad in both Hollywood and ... More


Goodbye, Bunker Hill

John Fante

in John Fante's Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287864
eISBN:
9780823290352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287864.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Written soon after Ask the Dust appeared in late 1939, this little-known piece of non-fiction by John Fante appeared in the Los Angeles Times. In it, Fante reminisces about his early days in Los ... More


The Monster Now before Us

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins.” Born in Siam in 1811, Chang and Eng were connected at the chest by a band of flesh and ... More


In and Chun

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in the United States. It first provides a background on the twins' birth and ... More


Under Their Own Direction

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in the United States at a time of turmoil, much of it revolving around slavery ... More


The Connected Twins

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the domestic life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in Wilkes County, a small, rural community in northwestern North ... More


Asiatic Americans

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” negotiated their way through shifting identities of “Asian” and “American” in the United ... More


Southern Curiosities

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” came to symbolize America's disunion in general and the growing divide between North and ... More


Over Their Dead Bodies

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” continued to be seen as monsters even after their deaths. Chang died on January 17, 1874, ... More


The Past Rears Its Head

Joseph Andrew Orser

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” continued to be objects of public scrutiny in the years and decades after their deaths. It ... More


Nation: American Armies and the March toward Independence

John Gilbert McCurdy

in Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736605
eISBN:
9781501736612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736605.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter establishes how opposition to quartering troops in houses and cities encouraged the American colonists to envision an independent nation. The possibility of war with Spain in 1770-71 led ... More


The UN Yemen Observer Mission (UNYOM)

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

In 1963, the “shuttle diplomacy” efforts of Ellsworth Bunker and Ralph Bunche between Riyadh, Cairo, and Sana’a led to an agreement for the withdrawal of Egyptian and Saudi intervention in the Yemen ... More


Who Gets the Joke?

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

in Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190913083
eISBN:
9780190055332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913083.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using humor scholar Salvatore Attardo’s criteria for humor appreciation as a framework, this chapter describes the kinds of people who might be expected to have the greatest appreciation of humor. It ... More


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