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Chapter 7: The Making of African Americans in White America ISS 215 section 003 Week of October , 2010 Dr. Norman
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Slave codes Laws that defined the low position of slaves in America; Varied from state to state; Violations meant punishment- mutilation and branding,
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State of Georgia Slave Codes- 1848 Punishable by death: Attempting/committing rape on white female Murder of white person Murder of a slave Assaulting/maiming a white person Burglary Burning house Circulating incendiary documents
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Common slave codes Couldn’t marry/meet with a free black Slave marriage not recognized Couldn’t buy/sell anything Couldn’t possess 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 establish curfews
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Jim Crow Laws Laws passed in southern states (late 19th century) that kept Blacks in their subordinate position;
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This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course ISS 215 at Michigan State University.

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