Lucas Beauchamp

Display Name: 
Lucas Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Lucas
AKA: 
Luke
Lucas Quintus Carothers McCaslin Beauchamp
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Sharecropping, Bootlegging
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, March 17, 1874
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha, McCaslin Plantation
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Lucas’s life and family history are outlined in great detail in Go Down, Moses (1942), the novel in which "Pantaloon" was republished. He appears in the story as the new husband who on his wedding night lit a fire in the hearth, where it burns for the duration of the marriage, a gesture that Rider imitates upon marrying Mannie.

Note: 
miscegenation, legacy, sharecropping, marriage
Property Status: 
owns business
Financial Status: 
laborer (works for wages)
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
Family: 
McCaslinsInPAN

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