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Thursday, January 26, 2012

WILL THEY RETALIATE?

When the first slaves were freed by advancing Union forces, there was some fear on both sides that those slaves would be hungry to revenge themselves upon their former masters and upon white persons generally. In fact, as this blog post explains, former slaves generally were “just glad to be finally free”:

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