McCaslin-Edmonds Place in "Pantaloon in Black" (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Carothers Edmonds' Property
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1712
Y: 
335
Description: 

An antebellum cotton plantation still owned by the same family, but the former slave cabins are here occupied by black tenant farmers and some other Negroes, like Rider, who work elsewhere but rent the cabins from Edmonds. Besides Rider’s cabin, only the lane on which it is located is given any descriptive presence in this story. After the funeral, the lane “was empty at this hour of Sunday evening - no family in wagon, no rider, no walkers churchward.” In “the pale, powder-light, powder-dry dust of August” are located the layers of traces that are testament to the comings and goings of the inhabitants and “somewhere beneath them, vanished but not gone, fixed and held in the annealing dust, the narrow, splay-toed prints of his wife’s bare feet . . . his body breasting the air her body had vacated, his eyes touching the objects - post and tree and field and house and hill - her eyes had lost” (239).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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