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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The coverage of the Sigel murder investigation remained in the front pages of New York City newspapers for at least a week after its initial reporting, and follow-up stories continued intermittently for several months.
Surprising revelations emerging from the murder investigation and the actions of the people being policed continued to challenge the contemporary racial and gender ideologies upon which these boundaries were erected.
After the war, Franz Sigel settled in New York City, where he continued to be a prominent public figure in New York social circles. He made an unsuccessful bid as the Republican candidate for secretary of state of New York, ...
... of American Protestant missions in China in the early nineteenth century, and it continued in this country as part of the larger Chinese exclusion debate throughout the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Yet, the description of the deceased purposefully deceiving her disapproving father in order to visit Leon Ling continued to call into question her virtue and moral character. The press's discussion of the relationship between Sigel and ...
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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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