Ragtime - Study Guide Part 3, Chapters 29, 30 and 31 Summary & Analysis

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The disruption of Coalhouse Walker prompts Father to offer his services at the police station in an attempt to end the whole unfortunate incident. The officers encourage Father to come to the station as often as he likes so that they can draw a profile of Coalhouse based on Father's descriptions. The letters that Coalhouse has written to the newspapers are picked up in the small daily papers, and public outrage over the injustice shown to Coalhouse begins to gather momentum.

Father asks for police protection for his own family, as crowds of curiosity seekers and press people impinge on the home in the hopes of catching a glimpse of Coalhouse's baby in Mother's care. Coalhouse and his crew wage another attack, this time on another fire station. One man is killed and many others injured. One of the Negro men tosses small...

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