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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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION “Find Miss Sigel Dead in Trunk” CHAPTER ONE “Terra Incognita”: Mapping Chinatown's Racial and Gender Boundaries in Lower Manhattan CHAPTER TWO Beyond Chinatown: Policing ...
... less concerned with finding out what truly happened than affixing a particular set of narratives to explain the murder— that would remain in accordance with turn-of-the-century popular views on race, class, gender, and sexuality.
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.
These accounts also reveal the importance of contemporary gender relations in the making of New York City Chinatown's imaginary and physical landscape. Popular Chinatown narratives that portray white womanhood under assault, ...
The image of the young missionary in the trunk became a potent reminder of the consequences of such unmonitored racial and gender trespassing. DECIPHERING THE WOMAN IN THE TRUNK Elsie Sigel, the young woman found inside Leon Ling's ...
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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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