36 - The Life and Death of Julia Pastrana

Profile of Julia Pastrana, Mexican "freak show" performer of the 1850s, who was misused - shockingly - after her death in childbirth, and her eventual return to Mexico.

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Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.

Closing music by Soma.

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“Later from Mexico,” New York Times, November 1, 1854.
“Police intelligence,” New York Herald, October 11, 1848.
“Police intelligence,” New York Herald, December 14, 1848.
“Police intelligence,” New York Herald, March 10, 1853.
“Police intelligence,” New York Herald, March 15, 1853.
“Police intelligence,” New York Herald, June 30, 1853.
“Trouble about a hybrid,” American and Commercial Advertiser (Baltimore), November 12, 1855.
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