Not Without Laughter Setting & Symbolism

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Stanton, Kansas

The small Kansas town where Not without Laughter is set.

Chicago

The city where Jimboy and Annjee end up and where Sandy goes to live with Annjee when she has the money to send for him and Jimboy has gone to fight in World War I.

Aunt Hager's House

Sandy grows up in Aunt Hager's small home until Aunt Hager dies.

Tempy's House

Sandy lives in Tempy's much nicer home after Aunt Hager dies.

High and Low-Church Black Christianity

While Aunt Hager goes to the Baptist Church and engages in revival meetings, Tempy finds that form of Christian piety "" prefers to Episcopal Church because of its intelligent and sophisticated pastor and high-church services. Aunt Hager sees Tempy's change of church as forgetting the heart of Christianity for appearing high class.

Segregation

Numerous times in the book, Sandy, his friends and his family are excluded from city...

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