The Book of Harlan - Chapters 84 - 88 Summary & Analysis

Bernice L. McFadden
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In Chapter 84 Emma and Sam found a house to buy in Trenton, New Jersey. Up until the early 1950's Trenton, New Jersey was where white people lived. They would be harassed if they sold their homes to blacks and the blacks who moved in were targets for persecution. As the whites moved from Trenton to smaller towns along the seaside, more blacks moved into the area. This is where Emma and Sam planned to move. Emma said this would be their last home.

Emma, Sam and Harlan arrived at their new home in Trenton, New Jersey in Chapter 85, along with the moving truck and Lucille and her new husband. Patsy Harris heard their music and went to the window to keep the sound out. When she saw who the new neighbors were she got on the phone to spread word that blacks were...

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