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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... World, New York Tribune—and popular magazines reveals that period's sensationalistic reporting of Chinatown life as defined by sordid underground vice activities or exotic cultural peculiarities. Reports of tong wars, prostitution, ...
... ethnically diverse populations into both cultural and spatial constructs that reinforced and reproduced Euro-American notions of racial and cultural superiority against an immoral and viceridden Chinese immigrant community.
Because these men spoke English fluently and familiarized themselves with American cultural and legal practices, they often felt secure in their interactions with white Americans and played important intermediary roles between Chinese ...
Seldom do today's writers make the effort to examine the spatial boundaries of America's Chinatowns and understand their creation as shaped by historically situated social, cultural, and economic processes of segregation connected to ...
Poised at the dawn of the twentieth century, New Yorkers worked to redefine themselves and their city according to new visions of modernity. Yet, as they experimented with new forms of social and cultural interactions, ...
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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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