index
Faulkner’s characters are listed by first
name.
Absalom, Absalom!, 4, 12, 54, 110, 153–54,
202–3
Adamson, Joseph, 299 n.49
Adorno, Theodor, 130, 215–16
African Americans: endurance of, 249–50;
Fourteenth Amendment (U.S. Consti-
tution) and, 237, 304 n.16; ‘‘Go Down,
Moses’’ (spiritual) and, 20–25; law and
racial oppression, games of, 130–31;
manumission of, 114–15, 161–64, 212–
13, 293 nn.77, 79, 83; music of, 266 n.34;
Negroes, history of term, 202; north-
ern migrations of, 232, 235–36, 238, 304
n.10; rage repression by, 111, 285 n.105;
sermons of, 266 n.34. See also Legal
system; Property; Race; Slaves/slavery
Alexander, Gregory, 289 n.34
Allen, Theodore W., 298 n.44, 300 n.66
Amodeus ‘‘Buddy’’ McCaslin, 45–51, 55,
61–62, 127, 182, 217–18
Ansley, Frances L., 180, 295 n.9
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, 259
Baldwin, James, 209, 256
Bardaglio, Peter, 16, 93
Barkan, Elazar, 302 n.86
Barnes, Harry Elmer, 304 n.16
Barr, Caroline: death of, 190–94, 297
nn.28, 34, 36; maternal role of, 148,
190–94, 230; ownership of, 190–94;
racial boundaries and, 205, 261–62, 299
n.60; shame and, 5, 205, 299 n.60
Barry, Ellen, 300 n.65
Bartlett, Vernon, 276 n.62, 304 n.12
‘‘The Bear’’: ownership rights of, 175–
83, 238; slave ledgers in, 14–15, 50–51,
102, 217, 265 n.22, 270 n.3; whiteness in,
197–98, 217, 220
Becker, Lawrence, 266 n.33, 270 n.81
Bell, Derrick, 252, 307 n.47
Bell, J. Bowyer, 288 n.15
Bentham, Jeremy, 10, 80, 181, 277 n.8
Bergson, Henry, 273 n.26
Berlin, Ira, 69, 70, 215, 275 n.59
Berry, Mary Frances, 15, 35, 69, 96–97,
159, 265 n.25, 282 n.60
Bibb, Henry, 85–86, 113
Binmore, Ken, 287 n.1, 288 n.18
Black Code of 1806 (Louisiana), 175,
294 n.2
Blackstone, William, 16, 59, 126, 142, 153,
278 n.21, 288 n.30, 291 nn.61, 62
Blassingame, John, 139, 289 n.32
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