Essay On Black Codes

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The Black Codes This article, published in the New Orleans Tribune in December 1865 and located in the Early American Newspaper database from the FIU library, focuses on the creation of the black codes, which were laws passed in 1865 that “had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans’ freedom” (Roark et al. 463). The article provides a general summary of the black codes restrictions against people of color and the effects it had on the country. The fact that the article mentions “that there can be no black codes” (“Black Codes”) suggest that the newspaper is in opposition towards the black codes. Although the article mainly talks about the black codes, it also brings up

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