Go Down, Moses, 283 (Event)

Page Number: 
283
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
and he could still hear them, intact in this twilight
Page Event Ends: 
285
Era: 
Reconstruction (1866-1889)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Monday, October 1, 1888 to Wednesday, October 31, 1888
Summary: 

Ike and Cass' conversation ends with a complex summary passage that looks back at the history of the McCaslin family and the land they own, forward to the future of the black tenant farmers whose labors continue to enrich the descendants of Old Carothers, and at Ike's resolution to step away from those stories, saying that the land is "cursed" (283) but that "Sam Fathers set me free" (285).

Chronological Order: 
230.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Plantation_Economy, Slavery, Tenant_Farming, Prosperity, Reconstruction, Family, Curse, Freedom, Renunciation
Cultural Issues:

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