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Southern Justice  “A nation cannot practice a  course of inhuman crime for  three hundred years and then 
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The legal systems of the United  States and the south have not only  upheld extreme injustice, but they  have also allowed racial bias to  permeate into modern times.   
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History of Injustice: Slavery In 1619, the first African slaves were brought to  the colonies Eli Whitney’s cotton gin increases demand for  slaves  As provided by the Constitution, Congress  banned the importation of slaves from Africa in  1808 In 1820, The Missouri Compromise banned  slavery north of the southern border of Missouri  in    3.9 million Africans were enslaved in the United  States by 1860
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History of Slave Codes  The Barbados Slave Code Established in 1661 by the British Provided the legal base for slavery and intended to  maintain control of slaves working in the island of  Barbados   Required Slave owners to provide slaves with one  set of clothing each year  Denied slaves of all rights upheld by English  common law  Slave owners could treat their slaves how they  wished The legal basis of slavery adopted by many of the 
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Slave Codes in the Colonies In 1696, South Carolina adopted the first slave code, which was modeled  after the Barbados slave code     “The ordinary punishments of slaves, for the common crimes of neglect,  absence from work, eating the sugar cane, theft, are cart whipping, beating  with a stick, sometimes the breaking of bones, the chain, an iron crook  around the neck… a ring around the ankle, and confinement in the  dungeon.” – James Ramsay in  Essay on the Treatment and Conversion of  African Slaves in the British Colonies     
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Slave Codes in the Colonies Virginia Slave Code Established in 1699
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course POL 271 taught by Professor Yuvaci during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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