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Millie-Christine McKoy and the American Freak Show: Race, Gender, and Freedom in the Postbellum Era, 1851 - 1912

@article{Gold2010MillieChristineMA,
  title={Millie-Christine McKoy and the American Freak Show: Race, Gender, and Freedom in the Postbellum Era, 1851 - 1912},
  author={Sarah Gold},
  journal={Berkeley Undergraduate Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={23}
}
  • Sarah Gold
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Berkeley Undergraduate Journal
  • Recent historical research has focused on a few popular acts of late nineteenth-century American freak shows, such as the “Siamese Twins” Chang and Eng Bunker, in order to understand how notions of inherent racial and physical difference continued to be institutionalized in the absence of slavery. Although the conjoined twin sisters Millie-Christine McKoy enjoyed a similar level of celebrity and financial success as the Bunker twins, they have not received nearly the same amount of attention… CONTINUE READING

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