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    Go Down, Moses is a novel composed of seven segments set in the South before the Civil War. Its title is drawn from comparisons between black slaves and the enslavements of Hebrews in Ancient Egypt. The novel centers on the McCaslin family, particularly Isaac McCaslin, and on life at their slave-worked cotton plantation. The novel dwells extensively on slavery, Southern life before the war, and the moral and spiritual decay of the South.