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The Boston Tea Party in an 1846 lithograph, from Wikimedia

It Was Never About Liberty

If the U.S. is to represent freedom and equality, we must break with traditions, not uphold them

Christopher Keelty
Mar 9, 2018 · 7 min read

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Left: Runaway slave newspaper ad from 1778; Right: Illustration of Lincoln’s execution of 38 Dakota Indian rebels. Public domain images via Wikimedia.

“We are not going to let a few thieving, ragged Indians check and stop the progress of [the railroads]”

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The skulls of slaughtered bison on the frontier, circa 1870s. Photo via Wikimedia.

Christopher Keelty

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Writer, cartoonist, and nonprofit pro. I have too many interests, but let’s focus on culture & politics. Bisexual, cis. He/him, please. | Twitter: @keeltyc.

Christopher Keelty

Written by

Writer, cartoonist, and nonprofit pro. I have too many interests, but let’s focus on culture & politics. Bisexual, cis. He/him, please. | Twitter: @keeltyc.

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