To My Old Master

This is something I found tonight: a letter written by a former American slave in 1865 to his former master, who had written previously asking the slave to return to the plantation. For me, it's an example of the power of old letters and other primary documents--it brings history alive.

From the blog Letters of Note:

To My Old Master


  1. Loved it!!! Shared it on my FB wall- Greg Y.

  2. Yeah, it's cool, isn't it? I love the clarity of his arguments and the calculations of back pay. Not to mention the tone of the whole letter.

    Thanks for the comment, Greg.


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