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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United States—Emigration and immigration—Government policy. 2. Immigrants— New York (State)—New York—Public opinion. 3. Chinese—New York (State)—New York—Public opinion. 4. Interracial dating—New York (State)—New York—Public opinion.
... Policing Chinese American Male Mobility in New York City CHAPTER THREE Policing Urban Girls' and Women's Mobility and Desires CHAPTER FOUR Playing the “Missionary Game” CHAPTER FIVE Chinese American Interracial Couples and Families ...
The press's discussion of the relationship between Sigel and the two Chinese men forced into the open the larger topic of interracial marriage and sexual relations between Chinese and whites in New York City. The press provided sketches ...
These narratives of interracial sexual liaisons circulating in popular culture worked to construct categories of sexual and moral deviance and helped in the absence of anti-miscegenation laws to support other institutional forms of ...
The grisly details of the Sigel homicide, replete with titillating rumors of interracial sex and exhaustive accounts of the dramatic manhunt for the missing Chinese male fugitives, provide a wealth of material for understanding this ...
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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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