Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Uncle Gavin and Charles drive to the cemetery behind the sheriff. Charles watches the scenery go by, thinking of all that has happened. When they pass a small farm, Charles sees a black man out plowing his field. He asks his uncle about the man. Uncle Gavin explains how it is early May, it's cotton-planting season and someone has to stay home and do the work. However, this is the only black person Charles has seen besides those in his own home, Paralee and Aleck Sander. Uncle Gavin tells him that this man is from the North. In the North, things are different. Up there, there legislation l that allows a black man to be free to come and go as he pleases, legislation that has been on the books since the War Between the States. However, in the South, the blacks have...

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