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Re: Restrictive Laws Against Free People Of Color
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Iwanted to respond to your initial question. There are 2 books that may be of value to you.One is called Race,slavery and Free blacks: Petitions to Southern Legislatures and County courts1776-1867:A Documentary History by Loren Schweninger
Schweninger wrote another book called The Southern Debate over Slavery,Volume2:Petitions to Southern County. http://books.google.com/books?isbn=0252032608
There is another book called Becoming Free,Remaining Free:Manumission and Enslavement in New Orleans ,1846-1862 by Judith Kelleher Schafer(2003).This book explains a little bit more information on the 1859 Louisiana state law asking all free blacks to look for a white person and make him or her their slave master. From what i understand 17 people actually did this in Louisiana.
Finally South Carolina African American Resources
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