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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... were not the questions that gripped early-twentieth-century New Yorkers or the country at large when a nation of newspaper readers became thoroughly engrossed in the details of the murder and its investigation in the summer of 1909.
... residents quickly became instrumental for New York police, social reformers, journalists, and residents in regaining the social and spatial order that had been disrupted. In the aftermath of the murder, this translated directly into ...
The image of the young missionary in the trunk became a potent reminder of the consequences of such unmonitored racial and gender trespassing. DECIPHERING THE WOMAN IN THE TRUNK Elsie Sigel, the young woman found inside Leon Ling's ...
As a result, the daily lives of Chinese and nonChinese throughout the nation became enmeshed in the national drama created by the Sigel murder investigation and newspaper coverage. In any U.S. city with a noticeable Chinese population, ...
Before long, the murder became identified as the “Chinatown trunk mystery,” which also became the title of a 1910 play about the murder.” The public quickly concluded that the case was another example of Chinatown vice and immorality.
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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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