Parsham: Colonel Linscomb's Plantation in The Reivers (Location)

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Colonel Linscomb's Plantation
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Speculation
X: 
1693
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634
Description: 

Colonel Linscomb's property -still known as the "old Parsham place" after the owner who gave the town and some of the area's African American residents their name (274) - is large and prosperous. Lucius calls it a "plantation," and except for the fact that the people who work on it are "tenants" rather than slaves, it is laid out as an antebellum plantation: "big neat fields of sprouting cotton and corn, and pastures with good fences and tenant cabins and cotton houses" (218). The Colonel's residence is "big, with columns and porticoes and formal gardens," and the outbuildings include "stables" and "carriage houses" (274). In fact, the current tenant farmers live in "what used to be slave quarters" (274).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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