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The legend of P.T. Barnum
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Rogers, who performed the autopsy on February 25, , in front of fifteen hundred spectators in New York's City Saloon, with Barnum charging fifty cents admission. Later, [ when? Heth's autopsy is a very important event in American history and medicine, not because of any medical advances, but due to the impact it had on both scientific and public perception of Black Americans.
Heth's public autopsy was ordered by Barnum in order to silence and discredit skeptics and nonbelievers.
yoku-nemureru.com/wp-content/the-best/3048-the-best-cell.php Other than Heth, there were many other Black Americans that were part of various circus shows and exhibited as "subhuman" creatures or freaks of nature. Heth's exploitation during her life and afterwards emphasized the American perception of Black bodies as being "distinctly alien".
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