By Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie
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In church records I come across a slave named Dilsey who ran away with the Yankees and was excommunicated. Dozens of other names that made their way into Faulkner's fiction emerge in the historical record. I read countless stories from the Civil War era of buried silver and one about an old plantation whose front yard was pocked with holes from treasure hunters. Another local story gives account of a Chickasaw Indian who asked that his black slave and treasure be buried with him. There is already a rich and valuable stock of linkages between the actual and the apocryphal in the voluminous scholarship on Faulkner.
Many important dates and events in Faulkner's account do not agree with the history of the early formation of the county, but he captured wonderfully the sudden genesis of government and economy on the cotton frontier, a process driven by land greed and accompanied by no small amount of swindling. The Mississippi frontier was no place for fastidious, honor-bound gentlemen. Much of the so-called Old South was barely a generation from its crude beginnings when the Civil War destroyed it. "12 The last act for the Chickasaws in Mississippi was the opening one for white settlers.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Faulkner in cultural context : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1995 : edited by Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. p. cm. (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha series) Papers from the 22nd Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference sponsored by the University of Mississippi between July 30 and August 4, 1995. Includes index. ISBN 1-57806-001-X (cloth : alk. paper). ISBN 1-57806-002-8 (paper : alk. paper) 1. Faulkner, William, 18971962Criticism and interpretation Congresses.
Faulkner in cultural context: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1995 by Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie