Thursday, March 01, 2007

Becoming Part of the Fabric They Wove

"I hope that [my answer] is a reasonably satisfactory one, but I shall be enormously surprised— and greatly disappointed—if I am not shown to be wrong on some matters." (In his book, White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812)

“I have lived through interesting times and had the luck of knowing some interesting people.”

“The ancients did not fall into the error of biological racism; black skin color was not a sign of inferiority"
H/T Kai and Rebecca G. at Cliopatria.

2 comments:

Quinn said...

What with this and Winthrop Jordan, I'm in a bad place.

elle said...

oh, my God! I forgot to include Winthrop Jordan!

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