Jefferson Farmers' Supply Store in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Display Label: 
Farmers' Supply Store
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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1208
Y: 
792
Description: 

The "farmers' supply store" where Jason works is described as a "gloomy cavern which only men ever entered - a cavern cluttered and walled and stalagmitehung with plows and discs and loops of tracechain and singletrees and mulecollars and sidemeat and cheap shoes and horselinament and flour and molasses" (333). The narrative explains that the gloom has a racial source: "since those who supplied Mississippi farmers or at least Negro Mississippi farmers for a share of the crop" were anxious to sell their black customers only what they needed to make the crop, and so the store's merchandise was "hidden" from view (334). Jason himself, after selling what's left of his family's property in 1933, converts "a pair of offices" above this store "into a bedroom-kitchen-bath" in which he lives (339).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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