Black Codes Of The Deep South Essay

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Black Codes in the Deep South The Proclamation Emancipation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863 “It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the Ten Confederate States still in rebellion. Also, it decreed that freed slaves could be enlisted in the Union Army, thereby increasing the Union 's available manpower” (Hsp.org). The Emancipation also declared that African-American men were of suitable conditions to enlist in the Armed Services of the United States. Although, African-American men were finally able to enlist there was still racism within the Union. In “Slavery and the Making of America” the documentary argued that the Civil War was a “White Man’s War” and it had nothing to do with Slavery.
Thousands of slaves made it to the Union States and there they were put to work in noncombat jobs. The army would not permit blacks to fight. Abraham Lincoln and most white northerners agreed that it was a “White Man’s War for Union” and that it had nothing to do with slavery and black people, but with that statement majority disagreed because the Civil War had begun because of Southern states dividing from the Union and free labor was no more.
The Union triumph in the Civil War may have given somewhere in the range of four million slaves their opportunity, however African Americans confronted another assault of shameful acts between the Reconstruction period 1865-1877. “The conflict that altered…

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