Michael's Journal, 1917-1925 Book Summary and Study Guide

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The heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between Michael Cooke Holt, a wealthy New Yorker, and Elijah Broom, a black tent-fundamentalist preacher. Michael records their journey through America between 1917-1925, as they meet historical figures ( Blind Willie Johnson, William Jennings Bryan, ex.) and observe and become part of events (Tulsa Race Riots, Scopes Trial).
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   racism!!!!    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Texas    -   West    -   Northeast Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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