By definition the Columbian Exchange does not apply before 1492. AlanE 15:50, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
We all fall for selective quotes. Ed Poor's quote was rubbish because it was a too small a sliver of a very much larger scholarly dissertation. As such it was meaningless. I could just as easily quote another part of the same speech:
- "I believe that the arguments for African enslavement were refined during the brutal process by Christians who needed justification but the attitudes behind the arguments were pre-existent (Drake, 1987). To emphasize, It is my position that the attitudes making African enslavement possible existed prior to the actual taking of Africans from the continent but that the refinement of the argument against Africans and for the enslavement occurred during the long history of enslavement in the Americas and Caribbean. Increasingly the Christian sentiment of the settlers became disturbed by the practice of slavery and consequently demanded new and more complex arguments to justify an un-Christian practice."
AlanE 18:06, 28 November 2014 (EST)
Yeah, that's the one, Sam. :) Ed's sliver was part of the third paragraph from the end. Mine is the one above it. AlanE 19:57, 28 November 2014 (EST)
The interest is in what Joey thinks of it. AlanE 21:56, 28 November 2014 (EST)