Ragtime - Chapters 16-18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16. Tateh and the little girl travel to Lawrence, Massachusetts, where Tateh finds employment in a textile mill. Tateh notes his daughter is beginning to grow up, and worries about how she will change as she matures and what effect her new environment will have on her. Pay and working conditions are grim, and the textile mill workers strike. The strike organizers set up a network of families where workers can send their children for safety. Tateh struggles with the decision, but ultimately decides to send the little girl away. The City Marshall, fearing bad press, bars all children from leaving and, as a result, chaos breaks out at the train station. Tateh is injured and separated from the little girl, who is placed on the train. The train leaves the station and Tateh runs to, catches up with, and jumps aboard the train.

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