Skip to comments.Texas Textbook Mystery @MLA
Posted on 01/22/2013 1:18:25 PM PST by Academiadotorg
At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, a professor claimed the existence of a textbook describing slavery as a TransAtlantic trade triangle. Yet when asked to provide a title, she offered none.
Cynthia Franklin of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who made the claim, suggested googling the phrases TransAtlantic trade triangle and Texas textbook guidelines. This yields many articles which also make that assertion but fail to link to the original primary sourcethe Texas Education Agency (TEA).
This correspondent did not recall that phrase from the TEA guidelines. Indeed, typing the phrase TransAtlantic trade triangle onto the TEA site brings up a solitary math test.
Thus, such a textbook may exist but cannot be located on Franklins reference. One hopes that the references she gives her students are easier to track, but the odds are against it. If this the best she can do at a scholarly conference, the chances that her undergraduates have access to better information in her lecture hall are rather slim.
It [the Texas guidelines] replaces capitalism with free market, Sandra K. Soto of the University of Arizona pointed out. Apparently, this was supposed to offend me.
Soto became nationally renowned because of her opposition to Arizonas laws restricting illegal immigration and advocacy of the controversial ethnic studies curriculum that the state assembly sought to influence.
Soto noted that the Arizona legislature is trying to ban courses which promote the overthrow of the U. S. government. The thing to do is to critique the law rather than fit in it, Soto avers.
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own material?
Do you often tend to describe yourself in the third person?
We’ve done 7 articles and 14 blogs on the MLA. I’ve posted 5.
When in elementary and junior high in the 1950’s, the triangular trade was described to us as:
1) Rum distilled in New England sent to Africa to be traded for slaves (black tribes used this to dispose of captives from enemy tribes)
2) Slaves to the Caribbean plantations to raise sugar cane.
3) Sugar cane to New England to be distilled into rum.
The question is why do you excerpt your own material.
Would you rather this site just be dedicated to news stories from a lying media and have those, who support Freerepublic stop coming to Freerepublic, because they are more interested in blogs than you are?
Are you going to bump up your support to account for those who would stop coming, because all that would be on this site are posts that are sourced from a lying media?
Im hard put to know what is exceptionable about a discussion of the triangle trade across the Atlantic which brought slaves from Africa to Jamaica, molasses from Jamaica to Boston, and rum (made from the molasses) from Boston to Africa. That was taught in high school back in 1953.Not so long ago some liberals made a stink about an existing Boston company which engaged in that commerce back in the day.
“Would you rather this site just be dedicated to news stories from a lying media”
I would rather folks not needlessly excerpt their own material in a weak-assed attempt to farm FR for blog hits.
“Are you going to bump up your support to account for those who would stop coming, because all that would be on this site are posts that are sourced from a lying media?”
No. I’m going to point out unsourced crap being pimped for hits.
Bloggers have no research staff or sue-able assets. Any bum can write a blog at the library.
If you think this to be a tacit approval of the MSM, well and fine. It shows your ignorance.
You will note that the poster here only posts from a single source, and a singe “author”:
This tells me that FR is being used as an advertising tool for a blogpimp.
I kind of don’t like that.
How about you?
Uh, the slave trade she mentions was a transatlantic triangular trade. Slaves from Africa, distilled liquor and finished good from New England, and sugar and spice from the Carribean. Three entities, forming a triangle, trading materials, goods, and slaves.
She was probably angry becuase Texas would not agree to the title “evil white men exploiting the noble brown men for fun and profit”
Free republic is an aggregate of information gathered from all other sites. It also brings new people to Freerepublic, who may be inclined to stay and support the site.
I personally don’t care if a blogger posts a blog, because we are more dependent than ever upon the blogging community for the truth that the media will not tell us.
If a blogger excerpts his article, it allows me to decide if I want to keep reading it. If it’s very interesting, I can then go to his site and read the whole thing. If it doesn’t catch my interest, I don’t need to read more than the excerpt.
Your objection to bloggers is a default support for the lying media, because it’s either bloggers or media for your information.
Neither do I. Recognize that "post" and "excerpt" are different things.
If a blogger excerpts his article, it allows me to decide if I want to keep reading it.
It also means that "getting out the message" is less important than using us as a hit farm.
Your objection to bloggers is a default support for the lying media
Having no research staff, where do you think these saintly homeless bloggers gather their information?
I'll line it out for you:
They see or read something via the MSM and re-word it a bit, and maybe slant it a bit.
Usually it's strictly a copy-and-paste operation.
Don't be a sucker and don't support pimps using FR as advertising.
Molasses to rum to slaves, oh what a beautiful waltz
You dance with us, we dance with you
Molasses and rum and slaves
Who sails the ships out of Boston
Ladened with bibles and rum?
Who drinks a toast to the Ivory Coast?
Hail Africa, the slavers have come
New England with bibles and rum
And its off with the rum and the bibles
Take on the slaves, clink, clink
Hail and farewell to the smell
Of the African coast
Molasses to rum to slaves
‘Tisn’t morals, ‘tis money that saves
Shall we dance to the sound of the profitable pound
In molasses and rum and slaves
Who sails the ships out of Guinea
Ladened with bibles and slaves?
‘Tis Boston can coast to the West Indies coast
Jamaica, we brung what ye craves
Antigua, Barbados, we brung bibles and slaves!
Molasses to rum to slaves
Who sail the ships back to Boston
Ladened with gold, see it gleam
Whose fortunes are made in the triangle trade
Hail slavery, the New England dream!
Mr. Adams, I give you a toast:
Hail Boston! Hail Charleston!
Who stinketh the most?
What’s the hoohaa? Why didn’t they just go to Wikipedia?
That song from 1776 came to mind immediately! Thsnks for posting the lyrics.
"It [the Texas guidelines] replaces capitalism with free market," Sandra K. Soto of the University of Arizona pointed out... Soto became [notorious] because of her opposition to Arizonas laws restricting illegal immigration and advocacy of the controversial ethnic studies curriculum that the state assembly sought to influence. Soto noted that the Arizona legislature is trying to ban courses which "promote the overthrow of the U. S. government."
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