All God's Children Setting & Symbolism

Fox Butterfield
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Edgefield County

The South Carolina County with an unusually violent history and where Aaron Bosket was a slave.

Augusta, Georgia

Frances Bosket took the Bosket's to Augusta, Georgia after Pud died.

Harlem

Butch and his family moved to Harlem in the 1950s, assuming it would bring the same promise to the Boskets that it brought to other blacks in the 1920s. They were disappointed. The Boskets have mostly lived in Harlem since then.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The city where Butch killed two men in a pawnshop.

Waupun

The maximum security prison where Butch was initially imprisoned before he went straight.

Wiltwyck

The juvenile detention facility where both Willie and Butch spent a portion of their childhood and where they both showed their most promise.

The Street Code/The Honor Culture

The code of honor that encourage men to act violently to maintain honor that was imported into South Carolina...

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