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Black Codes

  • By: Jo-Ann Delia Giustina
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Following the Civil War, southern legislatures created the Black Codes to regulate the civil and legal rights and responsibilities of former slaves and free Blacks. In the face of the devastation caused by the Civil War and the ensuing economic depression ...

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