Light in August, 53 (Event)

Page Number: 
53
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
Her folks come down here in the Reconstruction
Page Event Ends: 
53
Era: 
Reconstruction (1866-1889)
Characters Present: 
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 1866 to Thursday, December 31, 1874
Notes: 

6/13/14 update: Consolidated two Reconstruction events (coming, and getting killed) into one event, located at courthouse square.

Byron mentions "Niggers" that Joanna's people came down to "stir up"; I think these need to be added to the character list. TMT: I don't think so; there are enough Unnamed Negroes already in the database, and the Burdens don't come to stir up anybody in particular, just whomever they find.

6/18/14 JBP update: I added the Freed Negroes to Characters Present here, and will do so also for the corresponding event in Joanna's family history that she tells Joe Christmas in a later chapter (12, I believe).

Summary: 

Byron tells Lena about Joanna's "Yankee" ancestors who were killed during Reconstruction (53).

Chronological Order: 
17.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Voting Rights Bigotry Racial Violence Yankees

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