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The Chinatown Trunk Mystery:
Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
Mary Ting Yi Lui

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"Mary Ting Yi Lui creatively employs a forgotten but important crime as a narrative vehicle to show that New York's Chinatown was not a neighborhood of racial exclusion and ethnic isolation. Rather, the author convincingly argues that Chinatown's borders were not fixed or impenetrable as suggested by past journalist and scholarly studies. She offers a nuanced and accurate interpretation of the Chinese-American experience, challenging one of the most enduring racial stereotypes in American historical literature."--Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Loyola University

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