Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers

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Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers
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Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Tenant Farmers
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As the narrator says, "the Sartoris place was farmed on shares" (289). The black tenant farmers are not slaves, though Simon thinks of them as "field niggers," a label left over from slavery (241). In the narrative these share croppers are more like part of the landscape than characters, but they are mentioned several times -- first when they "raise their hands" to "salute" Bayard as he drives home from the bank at the beginning of the novel (8).

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