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contact me to receive the sources usedAfter President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 former slaves took on a new role in American society This role was one of more significance and self worth than in slavery but this class of freedmen was anything but appreciated Without the manpower of the slaves the souths agricultural society would fail and without the agriculture there would be little money or food in the southThe passing of the Louisiana Black Code in 1865 confirmed that whites felt as if blacks could not handle the responsibility or the rights of true citizens Whites thought they did not deserve these rights because they were inferior to themselves and simply less than human These restrictions were so harsh it is as slavery had never ended The blacks were free however many of the negroes everyday rights were abolished Section 3 of the Louisiana Black Code states No negro shall be permitted to rent or keep a house within said parish Section 9 declares that No negro shall sell barter or exchange any articles of merchandise or traffic within said parish And one of the worst of these codes is in Section 4 of the Louisiana Black Code Every negro is required to be in the regular service of some white person or former owner who shall be held responsible for the conductor of said negro Doc 1 This was basically returning payed-slavery Many blacks remained on these farms and plantations because they did not know what else they could do after emancipation However now they were being forced into staying because few knew anything other than farming In December of 1865 Congress voted to stamp out these codes Testimony to the southern white sentiment showed what would have happened if states were allowed to employ their own laws in regards to slavery Boyer 503Blacks soon develop a sense of freedom and want to create lives for themselves They do not
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