Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Runaway master?

Here's a brief but interesting anecdote of "role reversal" from the Covington Journal of June 29, 1861

One of the slaves, at Newport News, on being questioned as to whether he had run away from his master, replied, "No, golly, Massa run away from me! When he see de soldiers comin' he run like de debil. 'spec he's gone to Richmond!"

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