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robomatic BS: Happy Juneteenth! Now Federal Holiday (11) RE: BS: Happy Juneteenth! Now Federal 18 Jun 21


I don't know when I learned about Juneteenth but I was definitely an adult. I developed a fascination with the (US) Civil War when I was young and read many books but I didn't know about Juneteenth.

When I had time between jobs I made a road trip to various Civil War battle sites but I had the opportunity to visit some slave quarters which were actually sites that had been slave quarters rather than serious reconstructions.

Reading up on the Civil War is different from reading about slavery. Lincoln apprehended slavery as the cause and crux of the War and expressed this many times. The Emancipation put it in law and apparently save the United States from a real chance that the United Kingdom would enforce the Confederacy's 'right of trade' or even take more concrete actions against the U.S.


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