Colonel John Sartoris

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Colonel John Sartoris
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Sartoris, Colonel John
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White
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Male
Class: 
Upper Class
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Minor
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Sartoris
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Management
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Planter
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An important patriarch in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha fiction, Colonel Sartoris is the ex-slaveholder and Confederate soldier who kills Joanna Burden's grandfather Calvin Burden I and her brother Calvin Burden II on the Jefferson square in 1874 "over a question of negro votes in a state election" (47).

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keywords: slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence Other texts for which there is no entry: Big Woods and "Mississippi"
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