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.
Rezultatele 1 - 5 din 40
To make sense of the murder, journalists also focused their attention on Protestant missionary activities and the city's Chinese immigrant population, presenting portraits of individuals and Chinatown daily life.
But Elsie's family members including her father, Paul Sigel, disapproved of his wife and daughter's affiliation with the Chinese and urged them to stop their missionary activities. The press frequently played up this angle of the ...
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 debate over the effectiveness of Christian missionary activities among the Chinese was not brought on by this murder. Discussions over whether or not Chinese could be Christianized had been present since the establishment of ...
The Chicago Daily Tribune ran its story on the murder on the front page, prompting an investigation into the Chinese missionary activities within its own city. Reporters interviewed several of Chicago's Chinese missionaries to reassure ...
Ce spun oamenii - Scrieți o recenzie
LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - MCDyson - LibraryThing
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
Alte ediții - Afișați-le pe toate
The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous ...
Mary Ting Yi Lui
Previzualizare limitată - 2007