(New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman

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Read & Download Tong Wars ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 sin using admirably creative strategies The city government was already co. The book covers the rise of Chinese gangs they started out as social clubs but in reality were gangs working alongside Tammany Hall from 1870 1940 in NY s Chinatown Part of the issue was our own laws against immigrants what I hear crickets that prevented the Chinese from assimilating and thus they remained their own Chinese society NYC corruption of course also played a hand In the end the book is interesting but I think it falls flat in that there s no big conclusion the Depression pretty much did the gangs in because there was no money and no jobs for the Chinese and by then the children had been born here for 1 2 generations and were assimilating anyway The book peters out just like the subject material It becomes of a narrative of a timeline of Chinese murders over 50 years Could it become a good TV series You bet your firecrackers Hey Netflix Look at this one But as a book it s good but not stunning Dom na Zanzibarze years Could it become a good TV series You bet uantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind your firecrackers Hey Netflix Look at this one But as a book it s good but not stunning

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Read & Download Tong Wars ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 color A true story set in Prohibition era Manhattan a generation after Gangs of New York but fought on the very same tu. Having visited the Museum of the Chinese in America recently and stayed in Chinatown during a recent stay in New York I found this book an interesting read The story was not particularly compelling as an organized crime documentary but was fascinating from its uniue perspective on race relations and economic power in the early 20th century in America Even in describing organized crime it was a set of stories of how the Chinese in America made a community in lower Manhattan given all of the constraints and the overt racism involved in the Chinese exclusion act These tongs were gangs but they were also fraternal organizations initiated to help out fellow immigrants and the author s care in not villianizing but giving a fair shake to their stories is commendable There s word that this might become a series directed by Wong Kar Wai lets hope they don t can t Matt Damon Emma Stone or Scarlett Johannson as leads The Seventh Pan Book of Horror Stories 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 color A true story set in Prohibition era Manhattan a generation after Gangs of New York but fought on the very same tu. Having visited the Museum of the Chinese in America recently and stayed in Chinatown during a recent stay in New York I found this book an interesting read The story was not particularly compelling as an organized crime documentary but was fascinating from its uniue perspective on race relations and economic power in the early 20th century in America Even in describing organized crime it was a set of stories of how the Chinese in America made a community in lower Manhattan given all of the constraints and the overt racism involved in the Chinese exclusion act These tongs were gangs but they were also fraternal organizations initiated to help out fellow immigrants and the author s care in not villianizing but giving a fair shake to their stories is commendable There s word that this might become a series directed by Wong Kar Wai lets hope they don t can t Matt Damon Emma Stone or Scarlett Johannson as leads

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Read & Download Tong Wars ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A mesmerizing 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 cleavers 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. So we know the basics of the Irish Mob and the Italian Mob back in the day when Prohibition turned honest men bad and drugs made bad men good money However we don t know much about the Chinese Mob aka Tongs that existed during the same time period and helped shape Chinatown to the tourist attraction it is today Scott Seligman paints a gritty picture of the Chinese immigrants that made a home for themselves on Mott Street and then expanded their empire across the country Filled with interesting facts and stories this is a part of American history you never read about but will be glad you did


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    (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman Reading between the lines it would seem that there was so much rich history behind The Tong Wars and the life of the Chinese in that era; somehow the book plods along as a dry regurgitation of events chronologically

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    Scott D. Seligman í 5 Read & Download (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman The book covers the rise of Chinese gangs they started out as 'social clubs' but in reality were gangs working alongside Tammany Hall from 1870 1940 in NY's Chinatown Part of the issue was our own laws against immigrants what? I hear crickets that prevented the Chinese from assimilating and thus they remained their own Chinese society NYC corruption of course also played a hand In the end the book is interesting but I think it

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    (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman Scott D. Seligman í 5 Read & Download Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Scott D. Seligman Cold blooded killings gambling vice brothels and opium bring non stop action to this chilling and thorough 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

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    (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Scott D. Seligman Read Tong Wars What comes up in your mind when you hear “Chinatown?” For those in New York City from the 1890s through the 1930s many people associated Chinatown with organized crime It was seen as a hotbed for betting parlors opium

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    (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman An interesting and well documented account of the Chinese immigrant population of New York from the late 19th century into the early 20th focusing on the Tongs or Chinese societies that extorted protection ran gambling houses and also control

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    (New) [Tong Wars] Author Scott D. Seligman Having visited the Museum of the Chinese in America recently and stayed in Chinatown during a recent stay in New York I found this book an interesting read The story was not particularly compelling as an organized crime documentary but was fascinating from its uniue perspective on race relations and economic power in the early 20th century in America Even in describing organized crime it was a set of stories of how the Chinese i

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    Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Scott D. Seligman Scott D. Seligman í 5 Read & Download Read Tong Wars Marginalized by native New Yorkers into a low paying jobs and at the mercy of mistrustful or crooked cops Chinese immigrants self segregated

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Tong Wars
  • Scott D. Seligman
  • en
  • 11 March 2020
  • 9780399562273