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Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio

Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio

by Stephen Middleton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900821416241
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Series: Law Society & Politics in the Midwest Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Middleton is a professor of constitutional history at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Ohio and the Antislavery Activities of Salmon P. Chase, The Black Laws in the Old Northwest: A Documentary History, and Black Congressmen during Reconstruction: A Documentary Sourcebook.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
1Ambiguous Beginnings 1787-18017
2The Many Meanings of Freedom 1800-180318
3"A State for White Men" 1803-183042
4The Battle over the Color Line 1830-183974
5The Struggle to Abolish the Color Line 1840-1849115
6Enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act 1803-1850157
7The Fugitive Slave Crisis in the 1850s201
8The Limits of Freedom241
Selected Bibliography327

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