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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SEVERAL DAYS PASSED before Sun Leung, the proprietor of a “chop suey” restaurant at 782 Eighth Avenue, decided to report the disappearance of his cousin, Leon Ling. The two men lived in separate fourth floor apartments above the ...
Reports of tong wars, prostitution, gambling dens, and opium joints mixed with accounts of social events involving the more “respectable” members of the community such as Lunar New Year celebrations, picnics and suppers sponsored by the ...
Chu Gain did not at first report the incident, but suspected the sender to be Leon Ling. With this information in hand, the police quickly concluded that Leon Ling murdered Sigel out of jealousy.” While the discovery that Sigel was on ...
Within a few days of the discovery of Elsie Sigel's body, reports of policemen and ordinary citizens claiming to have captured the fugitive flooded NYPD headquarters. These arrests included Chinese men from many different parts of the ...
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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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