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The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-Of-The-Century New York City

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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 Tin
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published 2004)
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Kim Ess
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is so well written. It is so interesting how NYC Chinatown was for created and why. It reads like a novel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing how the ethnic neighborhoods of NYC were formed during the turn of the century.
Evangeline Reyes
Oct 28, 2007 rated it liked it
murder mystery narrative detailing the racialization of space in Manhattan's Chinatown.
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great ideas, but poorly organized.
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