“Paul Revere’s Ride” Against Slavery

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.

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