The Covenant - Chapter XII, Achievement of a Puritan Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XII, Achievement of a Puritan Summary

Piet finds work in Johannesburg, and sends back regular reports about labor situations in the mines. Detleef promises to come see for himself when his leg heals and Piet takes him to several houses introducing him to farmers who fled to the city because of drought and rindepest. Now starving, conditions are hopeless. Then he takes them to the mines where white workers are forced out in favor of cheaper dark labor. Detleef goes home, returning with all the food he can muster from Venloo. Micah drives one wagon, his son Moses another and Detleef the third. Micah sees his people in Sophiatown and takes Detleef to see how the urban blacks fare. Sophiatown leaves Detleef feeling even worse. In order for blacks to survive, they have to take the cut rate jobs...

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