Sartoris Plantation Cabin 1 in The Unvanquished (Location)

Display Label: 
Joby's Cabin
Map Icon: 
Cabin
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1186
Y: 
495
Description: 

Joby and Louvinia's cabin is one of the two cabins in the slave quarters at the Sartoris plantation mentioned in the novel. Given Joby's seniority, his cabin is likely the one closest to the main house. After the Sartoris plantation mansion is burned by Union soldiers, the Bayard and Granny move into the cabin, "with a red quilt nailed by one edge to a rafter and hanging down to make two rooms" (78). After the war, while rebuilding the new mansion, the living arrangements change; as Bayard explains: "After Granny died Ringo and Louvinia and I slept in the cabin, but after Father came Ringo and Louvinia moved back to the other cabin with Joby and now Father and I slept on Ringo's and my pallet and Drusilla slept in the bed behind the quilt curtain where Granny used to sleep" (192).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
Negro-occupied Cabin; White-occupied Cabin

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