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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SEVERAL DAYS PASSED before Sun Leung, the proprietor of a “chop suey” restaurant at 782 Eighth Avenue, decided to report the disappearance of his cousin, Leon Ling. The two men lived in separate fourth floor apartments above the ...
At that time, the Sigels resided at 188th Street, within the restaurant's vicinity. ... as part of her missionary work, occasionally called upon Chinese working in the laundries and restaurants of her neighborhood to encourage them to ...
According to several friends, Sigel had also been seen in the company of Chu Gain, the Chinese manager of the Port Arthur Restaurant at 9 Mott Street, a favorite restaurant among white middle-class sightseers visiting Chinatown.
Throughout the country, Americans responded to the Sigel murder by investigating and monitoring in their hometowns the same spaces chiefly identified as occupied by Chinese workers—homes, Protestant missions, “chop suey” restaurants, ...
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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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