Whatever Happened to the Ex-Slave Who Wrote a Letter to His Former Master?



Do you remember the awesome letter attributed to Jourdon Anderson, the freedman who was asked by his ex-master to return to work? Jason Kottke and David Galbraith dug through census and newspaper records to learn more about his life. Anderson may have stayed in Ohio and died in 1905 at the age of 79. Check out Kottke's post, which he is frequently updating as he finds more information.

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Transparently phony wartime propaganda that once served to promote civil war and entertain, now serves to reinforce the historic fantasy at the foundation of politically expedient-as-ever white guilt.
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