Let me break character. I’ve looked at this article long and hard, and I don’ think the author is joking. Apparently the famous Longfellow poem about the midnight ride of Paul Revere (some old school pop culture, I know) is actually, “a fugitive slave narrative.” Judge for yourself, here. (Notice that comments are not enabled for the article.) Thanks to Arts and Letters Daily for highlighting the article.
March 31, 2011
“Paul Revere’s Ride” Against Slavery