A Gathering of Old Men. Ernest J. Gaines. Ernest J. Gaines Biography. Born Jan. 15, 1933 on River Lake Plantation , Point Coupee Parish , Louisiana Moved to Vallejo, Calif. in 1948 Attended junior college before being drafted into army in 1953-1955
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Ernest J. Gaines
As a result, many sharecroppers were forced off the farms, and migrated to the industrialized North to work in factories.Effects of Mechanization on the Sharecropper
Each character has his or her own chapter to tell a part of the story and to claim credit for shooting a white man, long despised for his and his family’s abusive treatment towards the African-Americans in the town.Plan your chapter activities around the historical events and cultural messages in the subtext of the novel.