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Charleston's Historic Hire Badges
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By Super Admin
Published on 11/30/2006
 

During the late 1700s, the city of Charleston faced a growing problem. For over 100 years, the slave trade had flourished in South Carolina, creating an economy that was totally dependent upon such labor. Slaves were used for almost every job description, including the proverbial butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.