"Abraham Lincoln! Why we mourned three months for that man when he died! . . . Now old Jeff Davis, I didn't care a thing about him. He was a Democrat and none of them mean anything to the Negro. And if these young Negroes don't quit messing with the democratic bunch they are going to be right back where we started from. If they only knew as I know they would struggle to keep such from happening, because although I had a good master I wouldn't want to go through it again."
So there you have it, from one who knows. Life as a slave, even under a good master, is not a good thing. We should all learn from this.