Unnamed Landholders

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3080
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Unnamed Landholders
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Unnamed Landholders
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Yes
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The description in "Knight's Gambit" of the people who watch the polo matches at the Harriss plantation includes (among the "farmers" and "the tenants and renters and croppers") a group it calls "the landholders" (163). This presumably refers to the owners of the farm land that is worked by the tenants, renters and sharecroppers, though Faulkner usually refers to them as landlords or land owners - or "planters," the word he uses elsewhere in the story: "the bottomland planters” (251).

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