A copy of Jordan Anderson's dictated letter to his former slave master as it appeared in contemporary newspapers. It has been considered a Mark Twain-esque piece of brilliant sarcasm even though it came from an illiterate ex-slave. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons).
Matthew Black was born and raised in Seattle, WA and currently resides in San Diego, CA. Receiving an honors degree in history from the University of Washington, Matthew has since published a book and over a hundred web and print articles on a vast array of subjects. A man of many interests, he coaches soccer and travels the world when he’s not writing articles for History 101. He likes to say, “the devil’s in the details” and uses that approach to pour much of his energy into the research process.