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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Clearly, they had overstepped the line separating student and teacher, but this transgression was of lesser concern than her crossing of racial, gender, and class boundaries. First, she undermined racial borders by treating Leon Ling as ...
While some writers acknowledged that not all Chinese students were insincere or lascivious, most remained convinced that the risk of tragedy was too great to allow white women to continue teaching Chinese men.
If a teacher was caught visiting a “Chinese dive” he planned to raid the place and put the teacher and Chinese under arrest. “It doesn't make any difference to me whether their parents plead and protest, these girls will be treated as ...
It is not hard to understand why the teachers' parents disliked the superintendent's tactics and viewed their daughters as the innocent victims of brutish police harassment. Nonetheless, fearing further trouble from the police, Rev.
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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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