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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It was Leon Ling, a Chinese Sunday school pupil who had become infatuated with a young white missionary and murdered her in a fit of jealousy when he learned of her growing affections for another Chinese man.
Mrs. Sigel had taught at the Chinese Sunday school affiliated with St. Andrew's Church on 127th Street and Fifth Avenue for many years.” But Elsie's family members including her father, Paul Sigel, disapproved of his wife and daughter's ...
Such assurances, however, did not prevent the closing of a Chinese Sunday school run by Dr. Minerva A. Kline in the basement of her 6446 Drexel Avenue building in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Evidently, Dr. Kline's neighbor, ...
Dr. Warren G. Partridge, a pastor of a church with a Chinese Sunday school, issued the order that women would no longer be allowed to teach Chinese students. Chinese Americans quickly mounted numerous protests against the ongoing ...
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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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