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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As the city's police force launched their manhunt, detectives worked to establish a motive to tie the chief suspect to the murder. More importantly, they sought to explain how her body came to be found in a room rented by a Chinese man.
There is certainly a mystery here that commands our attention, but it is not about revealing the murderer's identity or establishing a motive. These were not the questions that gripped early-twentieth-century New Yorkers or the country ...
The few Chinese women in these communities are identified mostly as either prostitutes and servants or members of established merchant families.” Based on a conceptualization of Chinatowns as insular “bachelor societies,” these studies ...
Such an inquiry will also help to explain the context in which Sigel established her relationships with Leon Ling and Chu Gain. TRACKING THE ELUSIVE LEON LING The disappearance of the two major suspects—Leon Ling and his friend and ...
As with New York, the residents in these areas grew alarmed by the permeability of supposedly established boundaries separating Chinese men from the general population. The Chicago Daily Tribune ran its story on the murder on the front ...
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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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