To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (aka TKAM) Literary Allusions and otherreference to terms (Chpt. 1: 1 – 24)
• Military hero; 7th Andrew Jackson presidentand the Creek Nation • commanded a force of combined state militias, Lower Creek and Cherokee to defeat the Red Sticks at Horseshoe Bend. After the war, by the Treaty of Fort Jackson (August 1814), the general insisted on the Creek ceding more than 20 million acres of land from southern Georgia and central Alabama, taken from the Lower Creek allies as well as the Upper Creek.
Battle of Hastings • Norman (French) conquer England in 1066 AD
Merlin • Wizard from the legends of King Arthur • Scout refers to Dill as a “pocket Merlin” because of his magical story telling ability and his ability to make characters come alive
• Tradition from West AfricaSwept Yards • Adopted in the south • These yards have no grass -- because they are swept clean with a broom made of dogwood branches gathered in the woods. • They dont look like much at first glance. But hidden in their unconscious design are traces of West Africa and the emergence of a hard-won independence. • The design of these yards -- a church pew under the trees, an old bedspring gate on the hog pen, a clump of irises blooming out of a chimney foundation -- is the evolution of generations of making do and making art out of what others call junk.
Ancient Beadle • Minor civic official (although position originated in the church) • Keeps order
Tuscaloosa: Bryce Hospital • major Alabama medical site/asylum
Pensacola • city in northern Florida • Mr. Nathan Radley lives there before he moves back home after his father’s death
The Gray Ghost • Adventure stories full of mystery and humor from cover to cover. That also teach young boy readers the importance of thinking for themselves and playing fair and square at all times.