Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

A historian collecting thousands of runaway slave ads describes them as “the tweets of the master class” in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Source: Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ – The Washington Post

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  1. I had to check, to make sure that this was the same Andrew Jackson who has a memorial to his memory at the plantation where he kept his slaves, described by Wikipedia as a ‘National Historic Landmark’.
    Perhaps we could excuse this as being ‘representative of the age’, but I cannot help concluding that he should have known better. It might be better to convert that ‘Landmark’ into a museum about the evils of slavery.
    Just a thought.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • Absolutely, Dr. Bamhall. I was reading about the Aborigines who say the same. We must know the true history, all of it from the beginning. (Which sounds impossible.)


  2. It would have to begin with destroying every history book in every classroom ever written until now. I had one honest history teache in a Humanities class in the 11th grade. That’s how long it took! 11 years. Loved that man.

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  3. Australian Aboriginal people teach their history, word by word, so no one forgets, so history won’t repeat itself. That is the lesson. Americans don’t know their own history. We are seeing year after year.

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