Talk:Jefferson Davis

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Jefferson Davis page.


As far as I can tell, a few quotes in the 'Quotes about Davis' section seem to be non-notable? Quotes from Jimmy Dick and Brad Matthews appear to be internet comments or forum posts. I'm not sure how WQ:N applies, especially since that page says that it's not a policy, but I find it hard to imagine that a post by a non-academic, non-celebrity individual on is appropriate for inclusion.

So I've taken the provisional step of removing the Dick and Matthews quotes. Please correct me if this was a bad move! 04:20, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Greetings! I added those quotes to the page, because back when I added them there weren't that many quotes on this page. Now that we have a decent amount of quotes on the page now, I think removing the Matthews quote was fine, since it seemed to be a bit too emotionally-charged, but the Dick one had some interesting factual and academic value, so I think that one would be well to stay.
P.S. Oh, and welcome to Wikiquote! I hope you'll register an account and stay. We're always looking for new people to contribute! Best of regards, – Illegitimate Barrister, 04:43, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Illegitimate Barrister, Wikiquote needs to be shut down if we're going to start quoting from internet comments made by unknown individuals, not quoted anywhere else. You are damaging our credibility by adding such "quotes". Pls go back and remove any such quotes (from unreliable wordpress and other blogs/internet forums) that you might have added to this and other articles ASAP. ~ DanielTom (talk) 05:09, 24 December 2015 (UTC).

'Fitted expressly for servitude' quote[edit]

While the quote is properly sourced in the book referenced, and it appears in several books and newspaper articles, I haven't been able to find a primary source for it anywhere, and even the book gives it as 1861 rather than 1860 where it's listed at present.

We recognize the negro as God and God's Book and God's Laws, in nature, tell us to recognize him. Our inferior, fitted expressly for servitude.

Speech (March 1861), as quoted in Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America (2002), by William C. Davis, New York: The Free Press, p. 137

--ADavidJohnson (talk) 08:07, 1 September 2017 (UTC)