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.
She, however, firmly denied that they were allowed to stay as houseguests.” By several newspaper accounts, Leon Ling was one of these regular visitors on familiar terms with the Sigel family. He was said to accompany both mother and ...
In early July Captain Galvin boasted to the press that within two months he had forced as many as two hundred white women to vacate Chinatown with the result that only six remained; these women were allowed to stay only because they ...
Dr. Warren G. Partridge, a pastor of a church with a Chinese Sunday school, issued the order that women would no longer be allowed to teach Chinese students. Chinese Americans quickly mounted numerous protests against the ongoing ...
... that allowed the crossing of racial and class boundaries, and ultimately established new social and spatial borders among its diverse populations to contain those forms of mobility that threatened to disrupt the urban moral order.
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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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