Ragtime Study Guides

  • Ragtime


    Ragtime is a novel about three families and their interactions as parts of the American Melting Pot. A wealthy white family, a poor black man and his son, and an old Jewish paper-cutter and his beautiful daughter all live near to one another in turn-of-the-century New York. The novel progresses from 1900 to 1917 and charts the slow union of elements of the three households and the happiness they find together.