Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort ascending Term Description
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

5349 Cultural Issues Sexuality Adult-adolescent
1284 Cultural Issues Sexuality Appearance of
543 Cultural Issues Sexuality Attractiveness
3040 Cultural Issues Sexuality Birth control
2174 Cultural Issues Sexuality Conception/Conceiving a child
1565 Cultural Issues Sexuality Desire
3648 Cultural Issues Sexuality Disgust with sex
3475 Cultural Issues Sexuality Experience
850 Cultural Issues Sexuality Extra-marital
3753 Cultural Issues Sexuality Fantasy
5552 Cultural Issues Sexuality Fear of sex
1360 Cultural Issues Sexuality Female
5604 Cultural Issues Sexuality Fetishism
3129 Cultural Issues Sexuality First sexual encounter or experience

There did not seem to be a keyword for one's first time having sex, so I added this. JBP

1337 Cultural Issues Sexuality Frustration
2442 Cultural Issues Sexuality Harassment
5279 Cultural Issues Sexuality Having sex
582 Cultural Issues Sexuality Illegitimacy
3082 Cultural Issues Sexuality Impotence
3290 Cultural Issues Sexuality Incest
1580 Cultural Issues Sexuality Interracial
2155 Cultural Issues Sexuality Learning about

This admittedly clumsy term is for when a narrative deals with a character being told or otherwise learning about sexual matters. (The specific impetus for its creation is in "Miss Zilphia Gant" when her mother starts strip searching her at age 13 and begins telling her "what her father had done and what she had done.") JBP

5350 Cultural Issues Sexuality Male vitality
4896 Cultural Issues Sexuality Manipulative
5005 Cultural Issues Sexuality Nudity
3975 Cultural Issues Sexuality Orgasm
4490 Cultural Issues Sexuality Perverse
4493 Cultural Issues Sexuality Pornography
4180 Cultural Issues Sexuality Predatory
4706 Cultural Issues Sexuality Pregnancy
564 Cultural Issues Sexuality Pregnant out of wedlock
880 Cultural Issues Sexuality Premarital
3349 Cultural Issues Sexuality Preventing or avoiding sex
2298 Cultural Issues Sexuality Promiscuity
1434 Cultural Issues Sexuality Prostitution
2154 Cultural Issues Sexuality Puberty

For when a text makes reference (perhaps implicitly) to puberty and/or sexual maturing. It was added for the moment in "Miss Zilphia Gant" when her mother makes her get naked and examines her body each month when she turns 13.

5610 Cultural Issues Sexuality Racialized
3807 Cultural Issues Sexuality Sensuality
3900 Cultural Issues Sexuality Sex and death
3650 Cultural Issues Sexuality Sexual passion
1422 Cultural Issues Sexuality Unattractiveness
1342 Cultural Issues Sexuality Vicarious
1884 Cultural Issues Sexuality Virginity
3087 Cultural Issues Sexuality Voyeurism
5354 Cultural Issues Sexuality Wonderful
858 Relationships Sexual Adultery
3811 Relationships Sexual Desertion
4523 Relationships Sexual Extramarital
4179 Relationships Sexual Inappropriate
2844 Relationships Sexual Prostitute-Client
5563 Cultural Issues Segregation Daily life
5538 Cultural Issues Segregation Economic
5471 Cultural Issues Segregation Educational
5341 Cultural Issues Segregation Housing
1579 Cultural Issues Segregation Marriage
5473 Cultural Issues Segregation Religious
545 Relationships Romantic Courtship
908 Relationships Romantic Death
4201 Relationships Romantic Engagement
1573 Relationships Romantic Extra-marital
836 Relationships Romantic Fiance