Negro Cabin(4) in Light in August in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
Negro Cabins
Type: 
Cabin
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
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938
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905
Description: 

This one cabin represents "several negro cabins" (257), though it's not certain how many. Joanna Burden's house stands in what is called "a region of negro cabins and gutted and outworn fields" (287). Before the Burden family moved into the house it was a plantation, and some of these may be former slave cabins like the one Joe Christmas moves into. But as a group the cabins can be found on both sides "up and down the road" past the big house and along the paths "which radiate from [her] house like wheelspokes" (257). In one of them, not "over two hundred yards away" from the cabin where Joe lived, is a black woman whom Byron calls "old enough to be sensible" (314).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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