The Making of African Americans in White America

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The Making of African Americans in White America Slave Codes Laws that defined the low position of slaves in America; Varied from state to state; Violations meant punishment – mutilation and branding, whipping, death; State of Georgia Slave Codes – 1848 Punishable by death Attempting/committing rape on white females Murder of white person Murder of a slave Assaulting/maiming a white person Burglary Burning house Circulating incendiary documents Common slave Codes Couldn’t marry/meet with a free black Slave marriage not recognized Couldn’t buy/sell anything Couldn’t posses weapons, liquor, property Couldn’t quarrel with whites Couldn’t inherit anything Pass required to leave plantation Couldn’t teach slaves to read or write Obey established curfews Couldn’t testify in court except against another slave;
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Unformatted text preview: Couldnt gamble Jim Crow Laws Laws passed in southern states (late 19 th century) that kept backs in their subordinate positions; Poll taxes, literacy tests, residential requirements, jury ban, lack of access to public facilities (social interaction) all upheld by US Supreme Court in late 1800s Jim Crow Etiquette norms Black males could not offer to shake hands with a white male; Blacks and whites could not eat together; Black males could not offer to light a cigg for a white woman Blacks introduces to whites only (not the other way around) Whites did not use courtacy titles for blacks (Mr. Mrs etc) but might use Aunt or Uncle 14:17 14:17...
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