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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 11 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 11 Summary

When Samuel takes a tour of the plant, he sees Clyde in the shrinking room in grubby clothes. He looks so much like Gilbert that Samuel decides it's a bad image for the family. He tells Gilbert to find Clyde a managerial position. Gilbert constantly stresses to Clyde that his lack of training and experience makes it difficult for the family to help him. However, they've agreed to give him a temporary position supervising the stamping room, where girls stamp sizes with the company name into the collar, doing thousands of dozens per day. The job entails getting the collars, distributing them to the stampers, delivering the collars to the stitchers, and keeping records of the numbers completed by each girl. Gilbert tells Clyde, in no uncertain terms, that he represents the family and can have no problems or connection with the women in the...

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