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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
... disabled, elderly, and infirm ex-slave named Joice Heth, whom Barnum pro- moted as the 161-year-old former nurse of George Washington. From Bar- num’s acquisition of Heth in the summer of 1835 to her final ‘‘performance...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ( 2016 ), for instance, locates an important node in this conflation in the person of one Joice Heth, P. T. Barnum’s first success as a showman. Heth—black, disabled, and enslaved—was purchased, rented, or otherwise secured by Barnum in 1835. Barnum notes her striking appearance in his autobiography...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 727–755.
Published: 01 December 2001