Civil War Era Studies
Have you seen the letter making the rounds on the internet? It's been tough not to see the letter in the past week or so. And it certainly is powerful and meaningful. Jordan Anderson has struck a chord with modern audiences nearly 150 years after he dictated a snide and sarcastic letter to his former master. Reading over the former slave's word, it feels like he tailored his tone for the tongue-in-cheek, breezy style of the virtual world. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "A Letter of Man: "And what is 'truth'?"" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 154.