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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The police immediately arrested Chu Gain and held him for further questioning. While searching his living quarters above the Port Arthur, police found a similar collection of letters written by Elsie Sigel to him.
Unlike many states on the West Coast and in the South, the New York state legislature never succeeded in passing similar anti-miscegenation laws. Nor was interracial marriage a taboo subject for nineteenth-century New Yorkers, ...
... 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.
potential sexual and social deviants similar to prostitutes or promiscuous working-class girls. It is not hard to understand why the teachers' parents disliked the superintendent's tactics and viewed their daughters as the innocent ...
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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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