Ragtime - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 40 Summary & Analysis

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A few hours later, Coalhouse walks out the library doors, down the steps and into the street, where a line of policemen guns him down. The Coalhouse crew is hiding out in Harlem, trying to determine how to recreate their lives. Eventually, Younger Brother takes the Model T and drives aimlessly all over the country. He ends up many weeks later in Mexico, where he is killed in a shoot out with local government officials.

On the political stage, Woodrow Wilson has been elected President of the United States, and all signs point to the coming of a major world war. Pierpont Morgan has made his way to Egypt and spends a solitary night in a pyramid, in an attempt to channel the god Osiris. Morgan dies soon after in Rome, a fact that pleases him because of his belief in reincarnation. Not long after...

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