Among the many changes of Reconstruction was the emancipation of close to four million enslaved men women and children. Many new freedpeople responded by relocating to various areas others were even approached by their former owners to return and work on their former slave holdings. Read the following primary source of a letter from a former slave who expressed his thoughts about returning to his old master. Access the letter at: then respond to the following questions:Describe Mr. Andersons tone in the letter.Why was it significant to Jourdan that his wife is called Mrs. Anderson?What was Andersons feelings concerning his children? What type of life did he desire for them?What was the shame and violence he wanted to prevent his children from experiencing?What are your overall thoughts about the letter?

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