Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapter 25-26 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapter 25-26 Summary and Analysis

Rachel's sister Alva manages to obtain the education she needs to get a good job as a computer operator. Both she and her husband work two jobs and begin to look to buy a house. They buy a house in the Dorchester section of Boston. As soon as they move in, whites begin throwing rocks through the windows, telling them to move out. They finally call the press. They are told they had crossed the invisible line.

The invisible line is made by Washington Street, which more or less bisects Dorchester. It is a part of the B-BURG legacy. Blacks and whites begin crossing this line in both directions and the situation is aggravated by busing. Alva and Otis Debnam are unaware of this when they buy their house.

Some of Alva's neighbors see the television interview. They belong...

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