Abstract

This essay places To Have and Have Not in relation to the flow of illegal Chinese immigrants through Cuba and Key West to U.S. Chinatowns during the Great Depression. It also explores the representations of Asians in the novel. The essay argues that Morgan’s interaction with the “Anglomaniac” Chinese human trafficker, Sing, and his outrage against rich American tourists “slumming” in Key West reveal that his identity crisis is the result of his liminal position within the prevailing racial hierarchy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-4815
Print ISSN
0276-3362
Pages
pp. 47-60
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-27
Open Access
No
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