Had-Two-Fathers' Step-Father

Display Name: 
Had-Two-Fathers' Step-Father
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Step-Father of Had-Two-Fathers
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Enslaved Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Issetibbeha|Ikkemotubbe
Family (new): 
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1785
Other Texts: 
Biography: 

Had-Two-Fathers' step-father is "one of the slaves which [Ikkemotubbe] inherited" from Moketubbe (203). He is forced to marry Ikkemotubbe's concubine, the already pregnant slave who is Had-Two-Fathers' mother. This unnamed male slave is the other father in Sam's name, but it is not clear in the 1940 magazine version of the story whether the child of Ikkemotubbe that he raises named Had-Two-Fathers is Sam or Sam's father. When he revised the story for publication in Go Down, Moses (1942), Faulkner cleared up the ambiguity.

Note: 
Paternity Forced Marriage Inherited Slaves
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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