Buck and Buddy's Cabin in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Buck and Buddy's Cabin
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Cabin
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1710
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320
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After their father dies, Buck and Buddy McCaslin build this "oneroom log cabin" for themselves, and move "all the slaves" into "the big house" - the "tremendously-conceived" plantation mansion - which Old Carothers McCaslin had built for his family (248). Except when they needed help lifting the logs into place, Buck and Buddy "refuse to allow any slave" to work on their cabin, even as they "add other rooms" to it over the years (248). This re-arrangement - slaves in the big house, their owners in a cabin - is part of the brothers' progressive but unrealized plans for eventually allowing all their slaves to buy their own freedom. When Buck marries Sophonsiba Beauchamp, she insists on moving into the mansion; presumably the slaves go back into the cabins in the quarters, while Buddy continues to live in this cabin.

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