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 “New York City – The Opium Dens in Pell and Mott Streets – How the Opium Habit Is Developed,” 1883 Opium dens pictured in a Chinatown guidebook, 1908 “High-class” Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, 1909 “Doyers St., ...
W. A. Rogers, “A Wedding in the Chinese Quarter, Mott Street, New York,” 1890 Chinese family at 34 Mott Street, 1908 Published photographs of the missing suspects, Chong Sing and Leon Ling, 1909 Nelson Harding, “The Chinese Jekyll and ...
According to several friends, Sigel had also been seen in the company of Chu Gain, the Chinese manager of the Port Arthur Restaurant at 9 Mott Street, a favorite restaurant among white middle-class sightseers visiting Chinatown.
Describing his nocturnal adventures in Chinatown with a slumming party and its police escorts from the nearby Elizabeth Street station, he aimed to offer “a glimpse into the sordid underworld of the Mott Street quarter, ...
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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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