Modern Plantations in Requiem in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Display Label: 
Post-War Plantations
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
1760
Y: 
355
Description: 

In its description of the system of agriculture that exists in modern Yoknapatawpha, the narrative briefly mentions the rows of "two-room shotgun shacks" where "the Negro tenant- or share- or furnish-hand" lived with his family. These shacks stood "across the plantation road" from "the plantation mule-lots" and near to the fields sharecroppers and mules worked the soil together (193). Although the passage mentions "the planter" who owned the property and who may now work the land himself on a tractor, as well as "the planter's not-yet drafted son," it does not describe the property's big house (193). (A shotgun shack is a small cabin with its two rooms laid out in a straight line, front to back.)

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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