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America is in the Heart - Part 2, Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 21 Summary

At the end of the cauliflower season he goes with the crew to Nipomo to work the lettuce season. He travels to Lompoc to see his brother Amado. Amado and Alfredo are out of the bootlegging business and are now in the gambling business.

Carlos works hard in the lettuce harvest and then the winter peas harvest. He lends his brother Amado all of his money to open a restaurant, but Amado gambles it all away. Carlos takes a job as a dishwasher. He feels that he has to help Amado. Carlos receives a promotion to the bakery department. He gets into a fight and is fired, but Carlos isn't remorseful. "I tried to find a justification for my sudden rebellion - why it was so sudden, and black, and hateful. Was it possible that, coming to America with certain illusions of equality, I...

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