Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Pages 1-55 Abstract
* McSorley's, originally called The Old House at Home, was opened in 1854. It was a bar that did not admit women.
Pages 56 - 105 Abstract
* Mazie Gordon worked at the theater she and her sisters owned, and she would often give free tickets to the poor if they agreed to clean themselves up.
Pages 106 - 209 Abstract
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