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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... class, gender, and sexuality. The stories—official and unofficial—emerging out of the murder investigation ruptured New Yorkers' perceptions of not only Chinese immigrants in their midst but also the place of white working-class and ...
As has been shown with the Jack the Ripper stories in London, Victorian narratives of sexual danger were attempts to redraw that city's social and spatial boundaries. The rapid social and economic changes that emerged in ...
The press's discussion of the relationship between Sigel and the two Chinese men forced into the open the larger topic of interracial marriage and sexual relations between Chinese and whites in New York City. The press provided sketches ...
These narratives of interracial sexual liaisons circulating in popular culture worked to construct categories of sexual and moral deviance and helped in the absence of anti-miscegenation laws to support other institutional forms of ...
... the yellow peril' in its vilest form.” By treating their socializing with Chinese men as a criminal act, McQuaide categorized these women as potential sexual and social deviants similar to prostitutes or promiscuous 14 • Introduction.
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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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