New Orleans in "A Justice" (Location)

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New Orleans
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2309
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547
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New Orleans (where Faulkner lived at the beginning of his own artistic career) appears in many of his fictions. It was originally settled by the Spainish, then ceded to France. Though the story's dates are unspecified, Ikkemotubbe lives there for seven years around the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), at which time the town contained about 8500 people, more than half of whom were non-white, and most of whom spoke languages other than English. When Ikkemotubbe returns from there he has acquired six slaves, a box of poison, and the new name - "Doom" - derived from the French "de l'homme," which he pronounces "Doo-um" (348).

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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