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America is in the Heart - Part 3, Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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With Jose's involvement the strike begins and gains momentum. This time they organize their own patrols for protection. The strike spreads from Lompoc to Solvang and Las Cruces. Carlos becomes the secretary of the local. The strikers try to prevent the transport of the produce but are beaten by the police and three strikers are arrested. A Santa Barbara newspaper reports the strike is being agitated by communists, which causes some people to join the non-strikers in the field. The strike is broken and Helen and Jose move on to Salinas. Carlos suspects that Helen is a strikebreaker because she disappears every time a strike is broken. Jose and Helen are arrested but Helen is immediately released.

Carlos tries to obtain his brother Macario's support but can't. He has a job, isn't very interested in college, and his support of strikes is more theoretical than practical. Amado also isn't interested...

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