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from the late 19th century into the early 20th focusing on the Tongs or the late 19th century into the early 20th focusing on the Tongs or Chinese societies that extorted ran gambling houses and also controlled prostitution in the Chinatown section of New York City The author has done exhaustive research and his book is very well foot noted almost painfully so I was interested in reading this book after hearing a summation of it on the woefully nderrated China History Podcast Unfortunately interested in reading this book after hearing a summation of it on the woefully My Mother, a Serial Killer underrated China History Podcast Unfortunately book lacks a certain element of excitement and colour that you might expect from a history of what must have been exciting times and colourful characters So instead it comes off at times as a rather rote listing of murders and other nefarious deeds that are linked by a tenuous narrative It is a worthwhile effort but it could have been better Cold blooded killings gambling vice brothels and opium bring non stop action to this chilling and Shopkeepers who worked as laundrymen cigar makers and domestics They gravitated to lower Manhattan and lived as Chinese an existence as possible their few diversions gambling opium and prostitution available but sadly illegal It didn’t take long before one resourceful merchant saw a golden opportunity to feather his nest by positioning himself suarely between the vice dens and the police charged with shutting them down Tong Wars is historical true crime set against the perfect landscape Tammany era New York City Representatives of rival tongs secret societies corner the various markets of sinsing admirably creative strategies The city government was already co. Marginalized by native New Yorkers into a low paying "jobs and at the mercy of mistrustful or crooked cops Chinese immigrants self segregated into the community known as "and at the mercy of mistrustful or crooked cops Chinese immigrants self segregated into the community known as These migrant workers The Italians Stolen Bride unwilling and after the Chinese Exclusion Actnable to bring their families over to them turned to societies or clubs for camaraderie and a place to belong Such a group was called a chamber in English and in Chinese Tong With few prospects of bettering their lives through legitimate means one such Tong the On Leong turned to vice But as money started to flow in from the gambling prostitution and the opium trade others wanted in on the action With money territory and face at risk the On Leong Tong and the Hip Sing Tong began to clash in increasingly violent and public conflicts which the newspapers named Tong Wars An interesting and well documented
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account of the chinese immigrant populatio. a of the Chinese immigrant populatio. A true story of money murder gambling prostitution and opium the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930sNothing had worked Not threats or negotiations not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens not house to house searches or throwing Chinese offenders into prison Not even executing them The New York DA was running out of ideas
and people were dying every day as the weapons of choice evolved from hatchets and meat people were dying every day as the weapons of choice evolved from hatchets and meat to pistols automatic weapons and even bombs Welcome to New York City’s Chinatown in 1925 The Chinese in turn of the last century New York were mostly immigrant peasants and. .
Free read ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Scott D. Seligman.
Horough account of a little known set of gang wars in New York City s Chinatown between 1900 and 1930 In the era of gang bosses Tom Lee and Mock Duck and their nefarious accomplices and hired guns terror and mayhem ruled Mott Street and Pell Street in Lower Manhattan Seligman s thoroughly researched book gives readers a lively account of how America s early Chinese immigrants lived lives almost The Greek Tycoons Mistress unimaginable to today s well behaved studious immigrants This would make a great movie Highly recommended I learned that peoplewere murdered in front of thedim sum place I like I learnedite a bit
reading TONG WARS I was totally naware of the treatment ofTONG WARS I was totally naware of the treatment of in "THE USA FROM THE LATE 1800 "USA from the late 1800 into the 1930 s This book takes place primarily in New York City in the Tammany era This book is an eye opening account for anyone interested in American Chinese at the time TONG WARS is a fascinating rea. Rrupt from top to bottom so once one tong began taxing the gambling dens and paying off the authorities a rival jealously eyeing its lucrative franchise co opted a local reformist group to help eliminate it Pretty soon Chinese were slaughtering one another in the streets inaugurating a succession of wars that raged for the next thirty years Scott D Seligman’s account roars through three decades of turmoil with characters ranging from gangsters and
drug lords to reformers and do gooders to judges prosecutors cops and pols of every stripe and colorlords to reformers and do gooders to judges prosecutors cops and pols of every stripe and color true story set in Prohibition era Manhattan a generation after Gangs of New York but fought on the very same tu. ,