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.
First and foremost, this book would not exist without the invaluable work experience at the Museum of Chinese in the ... in a collaborative research project on the history of fingerprinting and the Chinese Exclusion Act with Simon Cole.
directly into the surveillance and investigation of the spaces typically inhabited by Chinese immigrants: homes, ... Act and the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, such federal legislation not only aimed to deny Chinese laborers entry into the ...
The deviousness of the Chinese men posing as converts to meet young white women, for these writers, ... in China in the early nineteenth century, and it continued in this country as part of the larger Chinese exclusion debate throughout ...
Historians frequently point to the effects of exclusionary immigration laws beginning with the 1875 Page Law and the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act in creating heavily skewed Chinese male-tofemale ratios in this country.
Dr. Warren G. Partridge, a pastor of a church with a Chinese Sunday school, issued the order that women would no longer be ... cultural, and economic processes of segregation connected to the broader history of Chinese exclusion.
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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 ... Citește 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. Citește recenzia completă
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