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The Black laws : race and the legal process in early Ohio

Author: Stephen Middleton
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2005.
Series: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Middleton, Stephen.
Black laws.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2005
(DLC) 2005024836
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Middleton
ISBN: 0821441582 9780821441589 9780821416242 0821416243
OCLC Number: 243610022
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 363 p.)
Contents: Ambiguous beginnings, 1787-1801 --
The many meanings of freedom, 1800-1803 --
"A state for white men," 1803-1830 --
The battle over the color line, 1830-1839 --
The struggle to abolish the color line, 1840-1849 --
Enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, 1803-1850 --
The fugitive slave crisis in the 1850s --
The limits of freedom.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Responsibility: Stephen Middleton.

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