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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... grave risk to their person at the hands of Chinatown's predominantly male laborer population. To the general public, female social and religious reformers could neither reform those they targeted nor properly guard against 6 • Introduction.
... missions and their suitability for young, white middle-class women. Following the murder numerous editorials on this question flooded newspapers across the country, openly challenging female missionaries' and their 8 * Introduction.
... female missionaries. Not surprisingly many of the city's writers and cartoonists portrayed Chinese men as hypersexualized creatures posing legitimate threats to white female missionaries, when they discussed Chinese male participation ...
... female Sunday school teacher in the city. If a teacher was caught visiting a “Chinese dive” he planned to raid the place and put the teacher and Chinese under arrest. “It doesn't make any difference to me whether their parents plead and ...
... female, populations. Their motives and actions allow us to understand the historical making of New York City's Chinatown as a recognizably racialized and gendered territory at the turn-of-the-century. Revisiting the Elsie Sigel murder ...
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