Ned's Mother

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Ned's Mother
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Unnamed Mother of Ned
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
McCaslin
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Ned's unnamed mother is "the natural (i.e. illegitimate) daughter" of Lucius McCaslin and one of his female slaves (30). In Go Down, Moses the slave with whom McCaslin has a daughter is named Eunice, and their daughter is Tomasina; from her descends the Beauchamp side of the McCaslin family. These Beauchamps are a major part of the earlier novel's story, and some of them re-appear in The Reivers. But this novel's brief mention of Ned's lineage does not explain the relationship between the black Beauchamps and the black McCaslins.

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