The taboo character often called Uncle Ned was a simpleminded plantation slave

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“The taboo character, often called Uncle Ned, was a simpleminded plantation slave dressed in plain clothing. The Bones character, usually called zip coon” (Murrin 283). This is a quote of race because is implying that black people back then were all slaves and simple minded. The term coon is also used in a derogatory way, which is a racist term against black people. Class: - “This Yankee middle class invented cultural forms that became the core of an emerging business civilization” (Murrin 273). The Yankee people were classified as middle class, and this was the result of them creating businesses like modern day society. - “Many had been reduced to dependent, wage-earning status. Others had become market farmers or urban storekeepers or master works man: few had become rich” (Murrin 278- 279). This depicts a difference in class because most of the jobs mentioned in this quote will be entry level or middle class and it was difficult for these workers to become rich. - “Urban working-class neighborhoods were particularly fertile ground for popular amusement. Young working men formed a bachelor subculture that contrasted with the piety and self-restraint of the middle class” (Murrin 279). For this quote it focuses on the middle class and how the working class enjoy a certain type of amusement.
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