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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1909 The first floor “recreation room” of the Chinatown Settlement for Girls, 1908 “Mission Where Elsie Sigel Met Her Slayer,” 1909 Hy. Mayer, “Just Supposing,” 1909 Robert ...
... picnics and suppers sponsored by the city's Protestant missions, and announcements of weddings and births. While stories about Chinatown's vice activities occasionally made front-page news, lengthy follow-up stories seldom appeared.
The newspapers' attention to the illicit romantic relationship between Sigel and Leon Ling further fueled public speculation on the activities of Chinese missions and their suitability for young, white middle-class women.
The devastating accusation that these missions were in actuality a vehicle for miscegenation, however, demanded the regulation of the mission on gendered and spatial terms. Employing turn-of-the-century notions of femininity that saw ...
Throughout the country, Americans responded to the Sigel murder by investigating and monitoring in their hometowns the same spaces chiefly identified as occupied by Chinese workers—homes, Protestant missions, “chop suey” restaurants, ...
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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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