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The Lives of Chang & Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth Century America by Joseph Andrew Orser (review)

The Lives of Chang & Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth Century America by Joseph Andrew Orser... 414 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2016) A Tale of Two Plantations is a meticulously researched and lucidly argued work by a true master of social history. Dunn’s decades of research and sensitive analysis have culminated in an important book that makes welcome contributions to a number of ongoing debates. In addition, by generously supplementing the text with extensive appendi- ces and a sleek companion website (www.twoplantations.com), Dunn has provided teachers with a valuable pedagogical resource. His deep archival research, measured analysis, and clear prose should serve as a model in undergraduate and graduate classrooms for years to come. It may have taken some time to arrive, but Richard Dunn’s A Tale of Two Plantations is well worth the wait. John N. Blanton is a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY and is a founding member and former co-chair of the CUNY Early American Republic Seminar. He is currently finalizing his disserta- tion manuscript, entitled This Species of Property: Slavery and the Prop- erties of Subjecthood in Anglo-American Law, 1619–1783,which examines how claims by enslaved persons to the rights of British subjects challenged Anglo American slavery. The Lives of Chang & Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Lives of Chang & Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth Century America by Joseph Andrew Orser (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 36 (2) – Jun 14, 2016

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Copyright © 2008 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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1553-0620

Abstract

414 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2016) A Tale of Two Plantations is a meticulously researched and lucidly argued work by a true master of social history. Dunn’s decades of research and sensitive analysis have culminated in an important book that makes welcome contributions to a number of ongoing debates. In addition, by generously supplementing the text with extensive appendi- ces and a sleek companion website (www.twoplantations.com), Dunn has provided teachers with a valuable pedagogical resource. His deep archival research, measured analysis, and clear prose should serve as a model in undergraduate and graduate classrooms for years to come. It may have taken some time to arrive, but Richard Dunn’s A Tale of Two Plantations is well worth the wait. John N. Blanton is a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY and is a founding member and former co-chair of the CUNY Early American Republic Seminar. He is currently finalizing his disserta- tion manuscript, entitled This Species of Property: Slavery and the Prop- erties of Subjecthood in Anglo-American Law, 1619–1783,which examines how claims by enslaved persons to the rights of British subjects challenged Anglo American slavery. The Lives of Chang & Eng: Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jun 14, 2016

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