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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Overnight, the city's and nation's newspapers quickly publicized the news of the dramatic discovery of the murdered “girl missionary.” The coverage of the Sigel murder investigation remained in the front pages of New York City ...
These were not the questions that gripped early-twentieth-century New Yorkers or the country at large when a nation of newspaper readers became thoroughly engrossed in the details of the murder and its investigation in the summer of ...
... of Sigel's wanderings reaffirmed the division of the city's neighborhoods into a distinct moral geography of territories of “daylight” and “darkness” that had been popularized by tourist guidebooks, newspapers, and magazines.
Newspapers claimed that it was during the course of their missionary activities that mother and daughter had met Leon Ling four years earlier, when he had operated a Chinese restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue near 191st Street.
By several newspaper accounts, Leon Ling was one of these regular visitors on familiar terms with the Sigel family. He was said to accompany both mother and daughter to church services and invited to call on them at their home.
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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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