RaceAtMorning: Van Dorn in "Race at Morning" (Location)

Display Label: 
Van Dorn
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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Description: 

While the other hunters are from Yoknapatawpha, Mister Ernest and the narrator are from "Van Dorn" (303). This could be the (invented) name of a town in Mississippi, but it seems more likely that it is the name of Ernest's plantation. (His last name may even be Van Dorn - which is also the name of a Confederate General from Mississippi, though that is speculative.) It is a place on the river, close enough to the hunting camp for the narrator to accuse the buck they chase of eating "our beans and oats" during the year (301), and a large enough property to be home to an unspecified number of Mr. Ernest's "hands and tenants," i.e. paid laborers and tenant farmers (308). It is where the narrator lived in a "cabin on the river" until his parents abandoned him (307), and where he now lives with Mister Ernest himself.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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