Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Philosophical References
- family Bible (1.119)
- W.E.B. DuBois, The Negro (4.114)
- Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers (7.72, 7.73)
- Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (7.72)
- Aesop's Fables (7.72)
- Uncle Tom (8.23) T.J. makes a reference to "Cassie Uncle Tomming Lillian Jean." This is a slur for a black person who behaves in a subservient manner toward whites. It comes from the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Cheshire cat (8.69)
- Jefferson Davis (multiple references from 1.89)
- Confederacy (1.89)
- Yankee (1.14, 4.220, 4.225, 6.156, 7.185)
- Shantytown (7.43)
- Free Negroes (7.43)
- Night men (multiple references from 3.153)
- Carpetbaggers (7.185)
Pop Culture References
- Ford Model-T (2.55)
- Packard car (multiple references from 3.27)
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