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The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio

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Beginning in 1803, the Ohio legislature enacted what came to be known as the Black Laws. These laws instituted barriers against blacks entering the state and placed limits on black testimony against whites. Basing his narrative on massive primary research, often utilizing previously unexplored sources, Stephen Middleton tells the story of racial oppression in Ohio and recounts chilling episodes of how blacks asserted their freedom by challenging the restrictions in the racial codes until the state legislature repealed some ...

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The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio
2005, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821416242

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The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio
2005, Ohio University Press

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