Cotton Gin in Skirmish at Sartoris|The Unvanquished in The Unvanquished (Location)

Display Label: 
Cotton Gin
Map Icon: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1300
Y: 
720
Description: 

Cotton gins play a crucial role in the economy of Yoknapatawpha. A "gin" is machine that separates the valuable fibers of the cotton plant from its seeds; since it was only used once each year, when the cotton was picked, it was typically housed in a simple structure. In this story, the "cotton gin on the edge of town" is where the freedmen gathered, "under guard," ahead of the election (204).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
Cotton Gin|Cotton Compress

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