Unnamed Enslaved People 1

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Slavery is one of the central themes of Go Down, Moses. There are separate entries in the database for specific individuals and groups of slaves in the novel. This entry represents the slaves who appear in a number of general references to the human beings who were enslaved until the end of the Civil War. Ike McCaslin, for example, sees slavery as an "injustice" (252), a "horror and outrage" (270), but also suggests that not every aspect of it was unjust; at one point he says that slaves were fed and cared for "when they were sick" by the (white) "wives and daughters" of their masters (271).