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Ragtime Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

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Part 1, Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

Normally, Evelyn Nesbit is tracked by members of the press as she leaves home each day to visit her husband in jail, but today there is no one around. Evelyn asks her driver to drive further, and their vehicle ends up in the Jewish slums of the city. Evelyn is infatuated by a young girl held at the end of a rope. The other end of the rope is held by an old man.

Evelyn initiates conversation and discovers that the girl is tethered to prevent her abduction into white slavery, a practice that is running rampant in the city. Evelyn learns that the man's name is Tateh, and he is prematurely gray at the age of thirty-two. He is mourning the loss of his wife, Mameh, who is banished for practicing lewd behavior with her employer to earn extra money. Tateh supports...

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