Letters of Note: To My Old Master
I recommend that you read this. It says a lot about how life was for the slaves the US in the 1800's and that needs to be remembered. It is an incredible piece of writing. The master had obviously been left with nobody to work for him. I am not altogether surprised after the way he had treated his workers. The writer's attitude is astonishing, she was so loyal and polite to even reply to him let alone think of going back to work for him.