Unnamed Slaves of the Frenchman

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Unnamed Slaves of the Frenchman
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Black
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Enslaved Black
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Before the Civil War the Frenchman place was not "old," but a large slave plantation. None of the slaves are given an individual identity in the narrative, but it does say that they "raised cotton" before the War and "buried" the Frenchman's gold to hide it from Yankees during the War, and they would also have provided the labor for the Frenchman to "straighten the river bed" to reclaim the land for producing cotton (136). Apparently some of them are buried in the Frenchman's graveyard, though none of their descendants remain in Frenchman's Bend.

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