Aluschaskuna, Mississippi in "Delta Autumn" (Location)

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Aluschaskuna
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2305
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396
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Unlike the other towns mentioned alongside it - Tillatoba, Homochitto and Yazoo (271) - the town of "Aluschaskuna" was invented by Faulkner, though he probably was thinking of a real Delta town like Arcona when he did so - i.e. a small town with a majority black population, an economy dependent on the cotton crop, and an existence dependent on the rise and fall of the Mississippi River. The school in Aluschaskuna that Boyd's unnamed lover teaches in would have been very small, and what the Jim Crow South called a 'Negro' or a 'colored school,' and the "town" itself probably a short row of buildings along the paved road that he is driving on when he sees her and slams on the brakes.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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Town

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