Sartoris Plantation Barn and Lot in The Unvanquished (Location)

Display Label: 
Barn and Lot
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1170
Y: 
410
Description: 

As a working farm, the Sartoris plantation includes a number of work-related outbuildings, such as a smokehouse (used to preserve meats during the era before refrigeration), a kitchen (likely detached from the main house so as to minimize the threat of fire to the main house), a stable, and a barn and adjacent lot for livestock. Mississippi plantations also typically included other outbuildings, such as sheds and storehouses, a carriage house, a well or spring house, a laundry, and a dairy or milkhouse. Very large plantations might also include a blacksmith shop, a cotton gin house, and even a school or church. Plantations also included residential quarters for slaves: typically, these were cabins located in a confined space apart from the main house and the other outbuildings. Judging from the evidence in the novel, the Sartoris plantation appears to be a medium size plantation, lacking the industrial amenities of very large plantations but large enough to have several named outbuildings.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Barn and Lot

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