Song of the Shank Setting

Jeffery Renard Allen
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Country House

In the beginning, the country house is a peaceful, clean, serene place. Tom and Eliza are both happy there with their modern, well-kept furnishings. When Eliza moves back to the country after the war, the house is run down, not well-kept, and moldy/musty which actually reflects the way the people feel as well.

City Apartment

The city apartment is modern, well-furnished and allows them to mingle with other people besides themselves. It is not as safe as the country home because Tom is a former celebrity who could be exposed and because Eliza is white and Tom is black which could cause problems for them during these racially turbulent years.

Hundred Gates

Hundred Gates is the original plantation of General Bethune. When his family was young, the home was well-kept and had slaves doing the manual labor. They had grand furniture and a piano with a...

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