Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort ascending Term Description
3538 Aesthetics Style Numerous adjectives
5348 Aesthetics Style Address to reader
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
1131 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Story-telling passim
1520 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Audience response
1671 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Old days
1806 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Reminiscence
3062 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Collaborative
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4918 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Explaining
4919 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Hunting
5226 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Deadpan
5232 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Risque
547 Relationships Social Homosocial rivalry
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
664 Relationships Social Snobbery
752 Relationships Social Neighbor
759 Relationships Social Conflict
828 Relationships Social Paternalism
1140 Relationships Social Assailant-victim
1263 Relationships Social Mentorship
1418 Relationships Social Homosocial
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

1831 Relationships Social Fame
3302 Relationships Social Homoerotic
3304 Relationships Social Crowds
3764 Relationships Social Fellow alumni of a college or university
3895 Relationships Social Club
4865 Relationships Social Coworker
4961 Relationships Social Gang
4969 Relationships Social Social organizations
271 Cultural Issues Slavery Sex
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

273 Cultural Issues Slavery Labor
274 Cultural Issues Slavery Domestic labor
275 Cultural Issues Slavery Social value
276 Cultural Issues Slavery Purchase
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
278 Cultural Issues Slavery Interracial violence
279 Cultural Issues Slavery Miscegenation
280 Cultural Issues Slavery Forced migration
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

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

283 Cultural Issues Slavery Fugitive
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

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
287 Cultural Issues Slavery Commodity
288 Cultural Issues Slavery Big house vs quarters
289 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs masters
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

291 Cultural Issues Slavery Etiquette
292 Cultural Issues Slavery Civil War
293 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical curse
294 Cultural Issues Slavery Persistence over time
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

297 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs poor whites
298 Cultural Issues Slavery Revolt
299 Cultural Issues Slavery Evil
300 Cultural Issues Slavery Music
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

302 Cultural Issues Slavery AANoSecondTerm
303 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical analogy
304 Cultural Issues Slavery Quarters
305 Cultural Issues Slavery African origins
306 Cultural Issues Slavery Slave trading
307 Cultural Issues Slavery Field slaves vs house slaves
308 Cultural Issues Slavery Middle passage
309 Cultural Issues Slavery Concubinage
310 Cultural Issues Slavery Marriage
311 Cultural Issues Slavery Naming slaves
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

313 Cultural Issues Slavery Family
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

315 Cultural Issues Slavery Freedom
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

317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
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
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

324 Cultural Issues Slavery Guilt
325 Cultural Issues Slavery Transhistorical
326 Cultural Issues Slavery Curse
327 Cultural Issues Slavery Southern curse
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

329 Cultural Issues Slavery Indian slave-owners
330 Cultural Issues Slavery Emancipation
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
2446 Cultural Issues Slavery Courtship
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

2512 Cultural Issues Slavery Growth of
3178 Cultural Issues Slavery And progress
3743 Cultural Issues Slavery Galley slave
4778 Cultural Issues Slavery Humiliation
4814 Cultural Issues Slavery Segregation of space
4852 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-arrangements during War
4985 Cultural Issues Slavery Housing
543 Cultural Issues Sexuality Attractiveness
564 Cultural Issues Sexuality Pregnant out of wedlock

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