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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... residents quickly became instrumental for New York police, 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 ...
... with American cultural and legal practices, they often felt secure in their interactions with white Americans and played important intermediary roles between Chinese residents and white American social and legal institutions.
The nationwide media coverage of the murder ensured that the residents of major cities and small towns alike could participate in this national and international manhunt. As a result, the daily lives of Chinese and nonChinese throughout ...
... has been replaced by the more popular view of Chinese American working-class urban neighborhoods as “Chinatowns” with fixed ethnic and racial borders predicated on residents' desires to maintain ethnic solidarity and homogeneity.
The editor of the Cosmopolitan, in his preface to a lengthy article on the Chinatown neighborhood published two months after the murder, alerted readers to the dangers of Chinatown and its Chinese residents.
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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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