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 stories—official and unofficial—emerging out of the murder investigation ruptured New Yorkers' perceptions of not only Chinese immigrants in their midst but also the place of white working-class and middle-class women in a city ...
The rapid social and economic changes that emerged in nineteenth-century London left open possibilities of social and spatial transgressions by different groups of people—particularly middle-class women and working-class men and women.
By doing so she acted not as one possessing the feminine virtue ascribed to unmarried, respectable middle-class women of her station and calling, but behaved in the brash manner of urban working-class women who were targeted by that ...
By correlation, those white women who chose to marry Chinese men were described as poor immigrant or working-class women whose economic deprivation led them to engage in socially deviant behavior that threatened the 10 * 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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