Works by Scott D. Seligman

   
 
 

Books

The Great Christmas Boycott of 1906: New York's Jews Protest Religion in the Public Schools

The Chief Rabbi's Funeral: The Untold Story of America's Largest Antisemitic Riot

Murder in Manchuria: The True Story of a Jewish Virtuoso, Russian Fascists, a French Diplomat, and a Japanese Spy in Occupied China

A Second Reckoning: Race, Injustice, and the Last Hanging in Annapolis

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots that Shook New York City

The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice

Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York's Chinatown

The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Three Tough Chinamen

The Cultural Revolution Cookbook

Chinese Business Etiquette

Mandarin Chinese At a Glance

Articles
 
In the 1800s, New York’s Jewish Elite Dined at ‘The Kosher Delmonico’

Justice for the Dead

The Franklin Prophecy

When Jewish Wives Beefed With Butchers and Changed the World

He Was the Father of Anti-Semitic Publishing in America

The Triple Homicide in D.C. That Laid the Groundwork for Americans’ Right to Remain Silent

The Nasty, Little-Known Turf Wars of Chinatown, NYC

Joseph Thoms: Defending America's Chinese

Rediscovered: An Eloquent Chinese Voice Against Exclusion

Everything But Rats and Puppies

Echoes of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Immigration Debate

The Forgotten Story of the First Chinese American

The Hoosier Mandarin

The Night New York's Chinese Went Out for Jews

About the Author


 

Scott D. Seligman is a national award-winning author of non-fiction with a special interest in the history and biography of hyphenated Americans. He holds an undergraduate degree in American history from Princeton University and a master's degree from Harvard University.

 

Fluent in Mandarin, he lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China for eight years and reads and writes Chinese. He has worked as a legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. Congress, lobbied the Chinese government on behalf of American business, managed a multinational public relations agency in Beijing, served as spokesperson and communications director of a Fortune 50 company and taught English in Taiwan and Chinese in Washington, DC.

 

He is the author of twelve books, including The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots that Shook New York City, which won gold medals in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 2020-21 Reader Views Literary Awards; The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice, which won a gold medal in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards and The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo. He is also co-author of the best-selling Cultural Revolution Cookbook and Now You're Talking Mandarin Chinese.

 

He has published articles in Smithsonian magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the China Business Review, Tablet Magazine, The Forward, New York Jewish Week, China Heritage Quarterly, The Cleaver Quarterly, Bucknell Magazine, Howard Magazine, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center blog, the New York History blog, the Granite Studio blog and Traces, the Journal of the Indiana Historical Society. He has also created several websites on historical and genealogical topics. He lives in Washington, DC.