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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... questions surrounding the murder, the nature of Sigel's relationship with Leon Ling being the most important. In most murder mystery novels, readers eagerly turn the pages to follow the intrepid investigator's attempts to outwit and ...
... 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 1909. Indeed, for the ...
... questions ultimately mattered more to readers than proving the murderer's identity and motive. What fascinates now is not Sigel's unresolved murder, because its causes and meanings were indeterminate from the beginning. Rather, the ...
... missions and their suitability for young, white middle-class women. Following the murder numerous editorials on this question flooded newspapers across the country, openly challenging female missionaries' and their 8 * Introduction.
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