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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While working on the museum's exhibition on early Chinatown history I stumbled across the long forgotten Elsie Sigel murder case and was quickly inspired to investigate further. I did not know at the time that this after-hours sleuthing ...
The yellow journalism genre of this period sensationalized the story further. These reasons alone do not fully explain the shaping of the murder narrative around specific sets of images and stories that had little bearing on the murder ...
The press further alleged that the victim at a young age had been introduced by her mother to Protestant missionary work among the city's Chinese inhabitants. Mrs. Sigel had taught at the Chinese Sunday school affiliated with St.
It was stated further that on frequent occasions girls in that neighborhood were seen in company with young men of those nationalities.” Neighbors frowned upon the Sigels' relationships with these men and found their visits to be ...
Employing turn-of-the-century notions of femininity that saw women as overly sentimental and lacking in calm, rational thinking, these critics argued that the only way for further disasters to be averted was to bar middle-class white ...
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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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