The River Between Us - Part 1, The Model T Ford Touring Car, 1916 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, The Model T Ford Touring Car, 1916 Summary

This novel for young people is set within the historical context of the American Civil War. It tells the story of the unlikely friendship that develops between two white teenage girls, the sophisticated, Southern Delphine and the farm-living, Northern Tilly. As the narrative explores the social, personal and physical repercussions of both the war and of the two girls' very different values, it also explores issues relating to racism, the necessity for transcending prejudice, and the relationship between past and present.

Chapter 1 - Narrator Howard Leland Hutchings describes his excitement at learning that he and his younger twin brothers would be driving with their father from St. Louis, Missouri to Grand Tower, Illinois to visit his family (see "Quotes", p. 6). The only thing he knows about that family, Howard comments in...

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