The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
Princeton University Press, 21 iul. 2020 - 320 pagini
In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and the nation at large. The young woman's strangled corpse was discovered inside a trunk in the midtown Manhattan apartment of her reputed former Sunday school student and lover, a Chinese man named Leon Ling.
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S Chinatown and Five Points area in lower Manhattan Key locations in the Elsie Sigel murder case Manhattan's elevated train and subway system in 1905 Distribution of Chinese laundries throughout Manhattan in 1893 RES Lulu Shu, ...
While working on the museum's exhibition on early Chinatown history I stumbled across the long forgotten Elsie Sigel murder case and was quickly inspired to investigate further. I did not know at the time that this after-hours sleuthing ...
Sigel. Dead. in. Trunk”. SEVERAL DAYS PASSED before Sun Leung, the proprietor of a “chop suey” restaurant at 782 ... thirty-five letters signed “Elsie,” which led police to suspect that the victim was nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel of ...
The coverage of the Sigel murder investigation remained in the front pages of New York City newspapers for at least ... Judging from the constant level of press attention focused on this case, Elsie Sigel's murder had taken the city and ...
Within weeks following the murder, a World headline announced in typical sensationalistic fanfare that the Elsie Sigel case was only the latest among “112 Unsolved Murders in Manhattan and Bronx Alone Since Jan. 1, 1906.
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In The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City, Mary Ting Yi Lui examines the murder of Elsie Sigel as a window into the ... Citiți recenzia completă
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More of a textbook/sociology type book than true crime, but was interesting anyway. I learned how terrible chinese/asian men were look upon and treated in the 19th century. Also was suprised to learn that many Irish women preferred Chinese men to their own Irishmen. So all in all, a good read. Citiți recenzia completă
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