Wench Setting & Symbolism

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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The Tawawa House

The Tawawa House, located in the free Northern state of Ohio, is a regular reprieve for men looking to getaway from their lives, go hunting, fishing, and have romantic vacations away with their mistresses. For men in the South, visiting the Tawawa House typically means a sexual vacation away with their slave mistresses. Most of the guests at the Tawawa House stay in a main hotel, but the Southern men prefer to rent cottages near the water for privacy. The hotel itself is "a lofty white structure, three stories high, with twenty-four pane windows. Rocking chairs sat in groups of two on a wide porch verandah that ran across the front of the building. Six columns lined the verandah, forming a colonnade" (p. 12).

The Lewis House

The Lewis House is the vacation resort for freed blacks that live in the North. Although it is a...

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