Wednesday July 13: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Opium, prostitution, and murder. Welcome to Chinatown at the turn of the century. In this true crime account Scott Seligman tells of the DA’s struggle to suppress the newly forming secret societies (tongs) filling the streets with sin and the police with bribes. Each day brings more violence and the typical scare tactics of arrests and executions aren’t working. Seligman explores three decades worth of crime and reform in Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown.
Join us in the Rare Book Room to learn about Chinatown’s dark past.