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 searching the crime scene police found a number of letters, written by various American women, addressed to the missing Leon Ling. Among them were thirty-five letters signed “Elsie,” which led police to suspect that the victim was ...
The police's discovery of a packet of thirty-five “love letters” written by Elsie Sigel to Leon Ling proved to the police and reporters that the two were engaged in a serious love affair.” Clearly, they had overstepped the line ...
The police immediately arrested Chu Gain and held him for further questioning. While searching his living quarters above the Port Arthur, police found a similar collection of letters written by Elsie Sigel to him.
A few weeks prior to the discovery of Elsie Sigel's body, Chu Gain received an anonymous letter warning him to desist in his attentions toward her. Chu Gain did not at first report the incident, but suspected the sender to be Leon Ling.
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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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