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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Sunn Shelley Wong and Nick Salvatore were equally important for enlarging the book's analysis to incorporate the themes of geography and social history respectively. I am also grateful to fellow historians and friends K. Scott Wong, ...
Occurring when the city's physical terrain and social relations were changing—with the arrival and settlement of new immigrant groups and with cleavages between various socioeconomic classes—the murder warned that past attempts to ...
Likewise, popular depictions of these spaces and of the murder itself—through imparting moral and social lessons for readers—also worked to reassert social and spatial boundaries by restraining the physical and social movement of ...
Popular Chinatown narratives that portray white womanhood under assault, such as those appearing after the Elsie Sigel murder, echoed this period's concerns with the physical and social mobility of different urban populations.
First, she undermined racial borders by treating Leon Ling as though he were a “white man,” as one reporter claimed, meaning that she saw him as a social equal. Second, she expressed the types of sentiments and endearments reserved for ...
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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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