Gone with the Wind - Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

It is the spring of 1866, and Scarlett is determined to have the mill established enough for her to leave it when she has the baby in June. Though the Old South citizens in Atlanta are appalled at Scarlett's decision to do business with the Yankees, Scarlett does it to make money. Scarlett secretly despises them. Scarlett is ruthless now to make sure she has enough money stored away when she cannot go out in public any longer due to her pregnancy. Scarlett is frustrated that there just does not seem to be a convenient time for death, taxes, or childbirth.

One day, three Yankee women stop Scarlett to ask if she knows where to find a good nurse, and Scarlett tells them to find a 'darkie' to help. The women are appalled, telling Scarlett that they do not trust black people, calling them...

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