10-second review: Expresses his horror and rage at the burning of a black man in
Quote: “The only reason that slavery is wrong is that it is cruel and makes men cruel and leaves them cruel.” p. 73.
Comment: I live less than five miles from Coatesville. I had never heard of this monstrous behavior. Ninety-seven years later, I'm shocked. RayS.
Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan.