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Black laws in the Old Northwest

a documentary history

by Stephen Middleton

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Northwest, Old,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Northwest, Old -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Northwest, Old -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Slavery -- United States -- Legal status of slaves in free states.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementStephen Middleton ; foreword by Linda McMurry.
      SeriesContributions in Afro-American and African studies,, no. 152
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF4757 .M48 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxix, 427 p. ;
      Number of Pages427
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1565278M
      ISBN 100313280169
      LC Control Number91047063


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He weaves together legal and social history in a seamless narrative fabric in nice chronological order from the Northwest Ordinance of to the abolition of Ohio’s Black Laws in ” American Journal of Legal History.

Beginning inthe Ohio legislature enacted. Beginning inand continuing for several decades, the Ohio legislature enacted what came to be known as the Black Laws. These laws instituted barriers to blacks entering the state and placed limits on black testimony against whites.

Stephen Middleton tells the story of this racial oppression in Ohio and provides chilling episodes of how blacks asserted their freedom from the enactment of. States carved from the Northwest Territory, originally lands reserved free from slavery, served as an example for others in creating their own discriminatory laws.

Cox writes, “the Northwest Territory states and their exclusion laws were cited by Tennessee lawmakers in the s to strengthen their arguments for prejudiced laws against free. Black Codes and Pig Laws. Immediately after the Civil War ended, Southern states enacted "black codes" that allowed African Americans certain rights, such as legalized marriage, ownership of.

The Black Codes, sometimes called Black Laws, were laws governing the conduct of African Americans (free and freed blacks). The best known of them were passed in and by Southern states, after the American Civil War, in order to restrict African Americans' freedom, and to compel them to work for low gh Black Codes existed before the Civil War and many Northern states had.

The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio. Athens: Ohio University Press, Middleton, Stephen. The Black Laws in the Old Northwest: A Documentary History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press,   The Black Laws In the Old Northwest: A Documentary History by Stephen Middleton.

ISBN: Publication Date: This book reprints and discusses laws affecting African Americans in the Northwest Territory and its "successor states" of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The second exclusion law was enacted by the Territorial Legislature on Septem This law specified that “it shall not be lawful for any negro or mulatto to enter into, or reside” in Oregon, with exceptions made for those who were already in the territory. The law targeted African American seamen who might be tempted to jump ship.

The Black Laws in the Old Northwest: A Documentary History (Contributions in Afro-american & African Studies Book ). Every state carved out of the Northwest territory followed suit. Anti-immigration laws, school segregation laws and other prejudiced “Black Laws” were enacted, profoundly affected the tens of thousands of free African Americans who were founding citizens of the region.

But African Americans across the region refused to give up. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): The Black Laws of the Old Northwest were a set of state-level institutional restrictions on rights of citizenship for free African-Americans in the states that entered the union under the auspices of the Northwest Ordinances.

These restrictions have traditionally been explained by a priori racist attitudes; in this. STEPHEN MIDDLETON is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University.

He is the author of The Black Laws in the Old Northwest: A Documentary History (Greenwood, ). His specialty is U.S. Constitutional History with a research interest in race and constitutional and legal history.

What were "black laws". laws passed in the states of the Old Northwest during the early-nineteenth century banning or restricting black settlement.

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Beginning inthe Ohio legislature enacted what came to be known as the Black Laws. These laws instituted barriers against blacks entering the state and placed limits on black testimony against whites.

Basing his narrative on massive primary research, often utilizing previously unexplored sources, Stephen Middleton tells the story of racial oppression in Ohio and recounts.

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The Alabama Legislative Black Caucus pounded on the legislator to repeal the law. But that went nowhere.

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The only states in which black men never lost the right to vote were Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

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