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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... of a woman with a piece of rope around her neck.” Reardon lost no time sending word of his discovery to Captain Post back at the West Forty-seventh Street police station. After rushing to inspect the scene, Captain Post notified the ...
DECIPHERING THE WOMAN IN THE TRUNK Elsie Sigel, the young woman found inside Leon Ling's trunk, was hardly a typical New Yorker but instead the granddaughter of a wellknown Civil War general in the Union army, Franz Sigel.
Sigel by contrast did not fit the press's stereotypical portrait of the poor, European immigrant woman married to or cohabitating with a Chinese man. The usual reasons given for these ...
In recounting this part of the trip, Meloney devoted considerable attention to his encounter with a young woman named “Elsie,” who had married Chu Wing, a prosperous Chinese laundry owner, in St. Louis seven years earlier.
Elsie continued by adding that she only knew of “but one white woman to get over that wall and back to our own kind,” and that was only through the help of a newspaper man who had come across her while working on a story.
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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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