Fonsiba's Husband

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Fonsiba's Husband
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Unnamed Husband of Fonsiba Beauchamp
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Black
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Male
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Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
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The North
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Fonsiba’s husband dresses carefully, in “ministerial clothing,” though the narrative calls attention to the emptiness of his pretensions - for example, he wears a "pair of gold-framed spectacles" to read, but "they did not even contain lenses" (264). He has a farm in Arkansas, given to him by his father, which his father earned through military service to the U. S. Army during the Civil War. Fonsiba’s husband lives in part off his father’s pension. When Ike appears at that farm, he is dismayed to find the farm a “muddy waste fenceless and even pathless and without even a walled shed for stock to stand beneath” (264).

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