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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... social reformers, journalists, and residents in regaining the social and spatial order that had been disrupted. In the aftermath of the murder, this translated directly into the surveillance and investigation of the spaces typically ...
... Chinatown's predominantly male laborer population. To the general public, female social and religious reformers could neither reform those they targeted nor properly guard against 6 • Introduction.
In other words, Sigel acted less like a missionary/reformer than one who needed to be reformed herself. The newspapers' attention to the illicit romantic relationship between Sigel and Leon Ling further fueled public speculation on the ...
... reporters, and social reformers were targeting. As with New York, the residents in these areas grew alarmed by the permeability of supposedly established boundaries separating Chinese men from the general population.
Places like Chinatown, thought to be an enclave of vice and a danger to white womanhood, could not be ignored and social reformers sought not only to reinforce social and geographical boundaries to contain these threats but also ...
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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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