Slave to Owner: "I Thought the Yankees Would Have Hung You Before This"

Abby Zimet

Before Jet Blue's Steven Slater, there was Jordan Anderson. In 1865, the former slave sent a memorable letter
to his former owner, who had asked him and his family to return to ye
olde plantation. Sure, politely writes the now-free man, but first
please send us the $11,608 in wages you owe to "make us forget and
forgive old scores." Ah, justice.


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