black code

black code local or state legal restrictions on black persons, free or slave; attested by 1840, Amer.Eng., though the thing itself is much older.

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  • Black Code — may refer to:*Code Noir, or Black Code, in France *Black Codes in the USA …   Wikipedia

  • black code — noun Usage: often capitalized B&C Etymology: from Black Code, a code of laws promulgated in Louisiana in the 18th century to define the status of the Negro, translation of French Code Noir : a code of laws especially as adopted by some southern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black Code — U.S. Hist. (in the ex Confederate states) any code of law that defined and esp. limited the rights of former slaves after the Civil War. Cf. Jim Crow Law. * * * ▪ United States history       in U.S. history, any of numerous laws enacted in the… …   Universalium

  • black code — A name given collectively to the body of laws, statutes, and rules in force in various southern states prior to 1865, which regulated the institution of slavery, and particularly those forbidding their reception at public inns and on public… …   Black's law dictionary

  • black code — The laws providing for the segregation of the races in public places …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Black history in Puerto Rico — initially began with the African freeman who arrived with the Spanish Conquistadors. The Spaniards enslaved the Tainos who were the native inhabitants of the island and many of them died as a result of the treatment that they had received. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Black Codes (United States) — The Black Codes were laws passed on the state and local level mainly in the rural Southern states in the United States to limit the civil rights and civil liberties of African Americans. While some northern states also passed legislation… …   Wikipedia

  • Code Noir — The Code Noir, 1742 edition. The Code noir (French pronunciation: [kɔd nwaʁ], Black Code) was a decree passed by France s King Louis XIV in 1685. The Code Noir defined the conditions of slavery in the French colonial empire, restricted the… …   Wikipedia

  • Black codes — Die Black Codes waren lokale und bundesstaatliche Gesetze in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, die die Menschenrechte von schwarzen Amerikanern, vor allem ehemaligen Sklaven, einschränkten. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 1.1 Frühe Black Codes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Black Codes (États-Unis) — Les Black Codes sont un ensemble de lois américaines, votés par les États ou au niveau local, qui ont pour objet de limiter les droits fondamentaux et les droits civiques des Noirs. Bien qu à l origine, la constitution des États Unis discriminait …   Wikipédia en Français

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