It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on...– Gandhi
etiquette as vengeance
In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee,had the temerity to write to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, requesting that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon responded in a letter of superb etiquette, excerpted below: “I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a...