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Originally posted by Sparky63
Originally posted by groingrinder
That former slave seems to be better educated than lots of kids today. What a well written letter.
He may have had someone help him write it. Most slaves did not receive much of an education. Some however were quite literate. Either way this is a very interesting letter. I wonder if the continuing desire for reparations has anything to do with it's making recent headlines.
Star from me.
Originally posted by LiveEquation
What an interesting read. Where is the original letter?
The atrocities that have been committed in the name of god make me sick. How do you justify having your fellowman for a slave? I am rather surprised that there is little or no info as to the enslavement of the native population: the native Indians.
Were Africans the only slaves?
Should the colonizers apologize for the heinous crimes they committed? oh that's right, they are dead. we are different. Hold on a bit, the idea they upheld is still holding the world in captivity right?
Shouldn't we get rid of this god idea and philosophy because history has shown us that no good can ever come out of it?
Originally posted by subject x
You have to wonder...if he'd gotten the money, would he have actually gone back?
$10,000 went a long, long way back then.
I know I wouldn't.
"Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living."
LETTER FROM A FREEDMAN TO HIS OLD MASTER.
[Written just as he dictated it.]
Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865.
Title: The Freedmen's Book
Author: Lydia Maria Child
Release Date: January 3, 2012 [EBook #38479]
Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Smells like bs a mile away... lol... "letter written by freed slave"... and written like this... quite an educated slave we got there.
Well... ppl believe what they want I guess... to each his own. I'm not buying it tho. Smells like some sort of propaganda, I'm just trying to figure out the intent...