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Friday, 30 November 2012
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
Slavery in the United States was governed by an extensive body of Law developed from the 1640s to the 1860s every slave state had its own Slave Codes and made slavery a permanent conditions inherited through the mother, and defined slaves as property, usually in the same terms as those applied to real estates. Slaves being property could not own property or be a party to a contract, since marriage is a form of contract, no slave marrage had any legal standing. All codes also had sections regulating free Blacks who were still subjected to controls on their movement and employment and were often required to leave the state after emancipation.