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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Second, she expressed the types of sentiments and endearments reserved for properly engaged or married women. By doing so she acted not as one possessing the feminine virtue ascribed to unmarried, respectable middle-class women of her ...
Sigel by contrast did not fit the press's stereotypical portrait of the poor, European immigrant woman married to or cohabitating with a Chinese man. The usual reasons given for these ...
Having taken leave of the slumming party, Meloney then headed off under the escort of various plainclothes detectives from the Elizabeth Street station to visit several white women married to Chinese men to provide readers with a more ...
She never married, suggesting that a complete social redemption was impossible even though she had left Chinatown. By recounting the stories of Elsie and this unnamed woman, Meloney provided a cautionary tale of the hidden dangers of ...
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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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