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Imagine a debate in the early twentieth century over the...
Imagine a debate in the early twentieth century over the proposition, "Things are looking pretty good in present-day America; all told, the state and direction of the country are cause for optimism." What, in turn, might defenders and critics of this proposition find in E.L. Doctorow's historical novel Ragtime to support their respective positions? How, that is, might each side draw upon aspects of Ragtime to make its case?
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