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James De Mint says conservatism freed the slaves during the civil war, and not government action.  Here's some visuals on what conservatism did for South Carolina in a few short years, with captions that may or may not be 100% true.

Slave_sale_Charleston_South_Carolina
Either (a) slave sale in Charleston, South Carolina (b) just like how the 1% are getting treated these days!

Ruins in Charleston, South Carolina
Either (a) ruins in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865, or (b) the results of not adopting school voucher programs!

55 massachusetts charleston
Either (a) the 55th Massachusetts Vol. Inf regiment marching into Charleston, South Carolina, February 11, 1865, or (b) happy American-Americans celebrating another tax cut for wealthy!

Slave trader ledger p.29
Either (a) a slave trading ledger from the 1840s showing the profit to be made in trafficking of human beings, by a slave trader who did business in South Carolina and other states or (b) there's nothing here that prayer in the schools won't fix.>

Civil War- Fort Wagner
Either the storming of Fort Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts Vol Inf., on July 18, 1863 or (b) the ungrateful 47% -- again!

Ruins in Columbia, S.C. No. 2.
Either (a) Columbia, capital of South Carolina, after the city burned in 1865 or (b) what happens if you don't filibuster every bill that reaches the Senate.

Cold_Harbor,_Va._African_Americans_collecting_bones
A small measure of the real cost of demolishing slavery.

Originally posted to Plan 9 from Oregon on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by History for Kossacks.

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