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Conjoined Twins in Black and White

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Conjoined Twins in Black and White
Title
Conjoined Twins in Black and White
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Summary
Conjoined twins have long been a subject of fantasy, fascination, and freak shows. In this first collection of its kind, Millie-Christine McKoy, African American twins born in 1851, and Daisy and Violet Hilton, English twins born in 1908, speak for themselves through memoirs that help us understand what it is like to live physically joined to someone else. Conjoined Twins in Black and White provides contemporary readers with the twins' autobiographies, the first two "show histories" to be republished since their original appearance, a previously unpublished novella, and a nineteenth-century medical examination, each of which attempts to define these women and reveal the issues of race, gender, and the body prompted by the twins themselves. The McKoys, born slaves, were kidnapped and taken to Britain, where they worked as entertainers until they were reunited with their mother in an emotional chance encounter. The Hiltons, cast away by their horrified mother at birth, worked the carnival circuit as vaudeville performers until the WWII economy forced them to the burlesque stage. The hardships, along with the triumphs, experienced by these very different sister sets lend insight into our fascination with conjoined twins
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Frost, Linda
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Nonfiction
Label
Conjoined Twins in Black and White
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ea6aabe8-aa77-4100-bc33-3c01f2152866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299230739
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Conjoined Twins in Black and White
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ea6aabe8-aa77-4100-bc33-3c01f2152866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299230739
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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