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The Chinatown trunk mystery : murder, miscegenation, and other dangerous encounters in turn-of-the-century New York City

Author: Mary Ting Li Lui
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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." "Through the lens of this unsolved murder, Mary Ting Yi Lui offers a fascinating snapshot
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ting Li Lui
ISBN: 069109196X 9780691091969
OCLC Number: 54279901
Awards: Asian American Studies Book Award--History, 2007.
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "Find Miss Sigel dead in truck" --
"Terra incognita": mapping Chinatown's racial and gender boundaries in lower Manhattan --
Beyond Chinatown: policing Chinese American male mobility in New York City --
Policing urban girls' and women's mobility and desires --
Playing the "missionary game" --
Chinese American interracial couples and families in New York City --
"The most remarkable get-away in police history" --
"Disgrace on the whole body of our people."
Responsibility: Mary Ting Yi Lui.
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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. This book explores how the narratives of racial and sexual  Read more...

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Lui has created a solid historical narrative through her combined use of empirical data and Chinese-language sources... [Her] work deserves to be recognized as an important contribution to American Read more...

 
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