Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort descending Term Description
1342 Cultural Issues Sexuality Vicarious
1884 Cultural Issues Sexuality Virginity
3087 Cultural Issues Sexuality Voyeurism
5354 Cultural Issues Sexuality Wonderful
302 Cultural Issues Slavery AANoSecondTerm
317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
305 Cultural Issues Slavery African origins
328 Cultural Issues Slavery Amelioration

To mark passages where white slave owners make some attempt to improve the condition of the slaves they own; the clearest example is way Buck and Buddy McCaslin treat their slaves. SR

3178 Cultural Issues Slavery And progress
5564 Cultural Issues Slavery As cause of Civil War
303 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical analogy
293 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical curse
288 Cultural Issues Slavery Big house vs quarters
5609 Cultural Issues Slavery Buying slaves
292 Cultural Issues Slavery Civil War
287 Cultural Issues Slavery Commodity
309 Cultural Issues Slavery Concubinage
2446 Cultural Issues Slavery Courtship
326 Cultural Issues Slavery Curse
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

314 Cultural Issues Slavery Discipline

For passages that depict or refer to any elements of the system by which slaves were policed or punished, like the "Patrollers" who patrolled roads after dark to prevent slaves from leaving plantations. SR

274 Cultural Issues Slavery Domestic labor
330 Cultural Issues Slavery Emancipation
291 Cultural Issues Slavery Etiquette
299 Cultural Issues Slavery Evil
313 Cultural Issues Slavery Family
307 Cultural Issues Slavery Field slaves vs house slaves
280 Cultural Issues Slavery Forced migration
315 Cultural Issues Slavery Freedom
283 Cultural Issues Slavery Fugitive
3743 Cultural Issues Slavery Galley slave
2512 Cultural Issues Slavery Growth of
324 Cultural Issues Slavery Guilt
4985 Cultural Issues Slavery Housing
4778 Cultural Issues Slavery Humiliation
2504 Cultural Issues Slavery Imported

To indicate when slaves began their lives (in either freedom or slavery) outside the U.S. The most obvious example are the slaves Sutpen brings with him from the Caribbean. SR

329 Cultural Issues Slavery Indian slave-owners
278 Cultural Issues Slavery Interracial violence
273 Cultural Issues Slavery Labor
2202 Cultural Issues Slavery Legacy after emancipation

Refers to when a text alludes to the legacy of slavery years (or decades) after the end of slavery. It was created to tag the references to "sold my Benjamin" in "Go Down, Moses" - a story whose very title alludes to slavery. JBP

2419 Cultural Issues Slavery Local origins
285 Cultural Issues Slavery Loyalty

To note passages in which enslaved people are described - or describe themselves - as loyal to the family that owns them, as when Simon describes how happy all the Sartoris slaves were at the birth of their master's son. SR

286 Cultural Issues Slavery Manumission
310 Cultural Issues Slavery Marriage
281 Cultural Issues Slavery Metaphorical

Used to flag the passages in which a narrator or a non-enslaved character uses "slavery" metaphorically, to describe something else. Lucas Burch, for instance, complains that his job at the planing mill has him "slaving all day." SR

308 Cultural Issues Slavery Middle passage
316 Cultural Issues Slavery Minstrelsy

Used to mark the passages where the representation of a slave or group of slaves draws on the representational conventions of blackface minstrelsy, where slaves were depicted as comically inferior to whites. The scene in "Retreat" where Ringo "hollers and moans and hollers again" for "Marse John" and "Bayard and Colonel and Marse John and Granny" is an instance of this. SR

279 Cultural Issues Slavery Miscegenation
300 Cultural Issues Slavery Music
311 Cultural Issues Slavery Naming slaves
301 Cultural Issues Slavery Nostalgia

When black characters, especially ones who had been enslaved, seem nostalgic for the institution of slavery. Simon in Flags in the Dust is probably the most obvious instance of this. SR

282 Cultural Issues Slavery Ownership

For moments in the texts where owning slaves is evoked as a marker of status or wealth, as when Jason Compson connects his family pride to the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. SR

294 Cultural Issues Slavery Persistence over time
276 Cultural Issues Slavery Purchase
304 Cultural Issues Slavery Quarters
272 Cultural Issues Slavery Racialism

Used to note passages where enslaved blacks are described as members of an inferior species. The Indians in "Red Leaves," for example, say that their slaves "are like horses and dogs." SR

4852 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-arrangements during War
318 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-enslavement

The clearest example of this occurs in "Raid," when Granny tells the slaves she has recovered from the Union Army to go "home," to their former masters, and they seem to obey her. SR

319 Cultural Issues Slavery Religion
312 Cultural Issues Slavery Resistance

To index passages in which slaves are described taking a stand of some kind, usually verbal, against their enslavement. The clearest instances of this involve Loosh and Granny on the Sartoris plantation. (More direct physical forms of resistance are indexed under "Fugitive" and "Revolt.") SR

298 Cultural Issues Slavery Revolt
4814 Cultural Issues Slavery Segregation of space
284 Cultural Issues Slavery Self-emancipation

For textual moments in which an enslaved person or group acts upon the desire to be free, as when Loosh or unnamed groups of slaves take advantage of the proximity of the Union Army to leave the Sartoris, Sutpen and other plantations where they were enslaved. Most examples of self-emancipation occur during the Civil War, but it also applies the way Thucydus earns the money to buy himself from the McCaslins. SR

271 Cultural Issues Slavery Sex
306 Cultural Issues Slavery Slave trading
289 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs masters
297 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs poor whites
275 Cultural Issues Slavery Social value
327 Cultural Issues Slavery Southern curse
290 Cultural Issues Slavery Traditions

For instances of the patterns that became a recurring aspect of the social interactions between slaves and masters, as in the description of the young slaves approaching Sutpen's big house on Christmas morning in expectation of a gift. SR

325 Cultural Issues Slavery Transhistorical
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
296 Cultural Issues Slavery White anxiety

For moments in the text which describe anxiety felt by white characters about the presence or possible actions of slaves, as when Loosh's sudden appearance and behavior make Bayard uncomfortable. SR

597 Relationships Social Adversarial
1140 Relationships Social Assailant-victim
3895 Relationships Social Club
759 Relationships Social Conflict
4865 Relationships Social Coworker
3304 Relationships Social Crowds
1831 Relationships Social Fame
3764 Relationships Social Fellow alumni of a college or university
4961 Relationships Social Gang
3302 Relationships Social Homoerotic
1418 Relationships Social Homosocial
547 Relationships Social Homosocial rivalry
1420 Relationships Social Isolation

This term describes moments when a character is isolated or ostracized from the wider social community. BR
Also used this term when a person intentionally isolates him/herself from the larger community. JJ

1263 Relationships Social Mentorship
752 Relationships Social Neighbor
828 Relationships Social Paternalism
664 Relationships Social Snobbery
4969 Relationships Social Social organizations
1520 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Audience response
3062 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Collaborative
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
4918 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Explaining
5613 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Gestures
4919 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Hunting
1671 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Old days
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence

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