Cultural Issues: Slavery Self-emancipation

Description

For textual moments in which an enslaved person or group acts upon the desire to be free, as when Loosh or unnamed groups of slaves take advantage of the proximity of the Union Army to leave the Sartoris, Sutpen and other plantations where they were enslaved. Most examples of self-emancipation occur during the Civil War, but it also applies the way Thucydus earns the money to buy himself from the McCaslins. SR

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Environment: PublicCourt
Actions: LegalArraign | PerceptualWatching
Cultural Issues: LawBail | SlaverySelf-emancipation
Themes and Motifs: CommunityCrowd
Actions: MovementMigration
Cultural Issues: SlaverySelf-emancipation
Themes and Motifs: MemoryRemembering
Aesthetics: Allusion, BiblicalJordan