Re: Early Amerind assimilation (Was: Re: Romans in the New World?)

Thu, 15 Aug 1996 13:34:41 GMT

Peter Bromfield <> wrote:

>Thomas L. Billings wrote:


>> None of this proves that sub-saharan african peoples participated in >the
>> rule of Europe.

>I never said that. Who said that you have to be from sub-sahara africa
>to be black? Did you know that they had slavery in England? What
>happened to those thousands of slaves they imported there? Did they all
>mysteriously disappear? Black people undoubtebly did participate in the
>rule of parts of Europe and held very high positions there.

Two comments.

The answer to what happened to the slaves in England is simple. There
weren't all that many to begin with. They disappeared into the
general population. 100 years later there was no obvious trace of

I didn't know that the position of "slave" counted as a "high
position". How are your two points related to one another?

Stella Nemeth