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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These archivists went beyond the call of duty to suggest and locate materials they felt would be pertinent; the book would certainly have been a lesser product without their contribution. I also wish to thank the Church of the ...
On the same day that Sigel's death was reported, the New York Herald reported several mysterious deaths, including a Pennsylvania man and his wife who died under odd circumstances that suggested the possibility of a double poisoning.
At the same timé, writers suggested that Chinatown's exoticness brought about a clear physical and social separation from its European immigrant neighbors. Representations of Chinatown were not only marked by a peculiar racial otherness ...
But a reexamination of the history of interracial couples and families through other archival sources—such as federal census schedules, court records, and immigration files—suggest the importance “Find Miss Sigel Dead in Trunk” - 11.
federal census schedules, court records, and immigration files—suggest the importance of such relationships for Chinese living in Northeast cities such as New York. Such an inquiry will also help to explain the context in which Sigel ...
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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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