AFAM 101 4-3-08 Notes

AFAM 101 4-3-08 Notes - matter B Exclusion ~ blacks were...

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“Free” Blacks in the North (Part 2 of 2) A. Voting ~ common people are becoming involved in the political process. In 1840, blacks could vote on the same basis as whites in the following states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. They could vote in New York too but there was a property qualification that whites didn’t have to have. Most blacks could not afford property. Basically, only 7% of blacks could vote. Politicians did not regard the rights of black people anyway (they didn’t need to cause not enough could vote for it to
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Unformatted text preview: matter) B. Exclusion ~ blacks were not considered citizens and whites believed that according to the Constitution, they could enforce this at any time and kick them out of the state and they have no way of protesting this. There had to be provisions saying blacks had to pay bonds to live in certain places. Would blacks have considered themselves citizens or even want to be considered as such with the way they were treated? The attitude of whites was: “don’t think of yourself as a citizen because you’re not worth that title.”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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