Farms in Intruder in the Dust in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Display Label: 
Small Farms
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
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1513
Y: 
560
Description: 

This icon represents the small farms that Chick sees on his trips along "the long road" leading out to the Edmonds place (143). On the cold winter morning when Chick makes his first journey, all the men and women on these farms seem to be doing the same thing: preparing to slaughter a hog. When Chick travels the same road in May four years later, the farm houses are described as "paintless Negro cabins" (143), which suggests that the farmers are all or mostly African American tenant farmers. On this later trip Chick notes the "fields geometric with furrows" for planting corn and cotton, but except for one Negro straining to turn the soil with a "wooden plow" pulled by a mule, the farms seem deserted as the black population stays out of sight (145).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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