The text below is from Georgia’s Black Codes in the late 1800s: “All persons wandering or strolling about in idleness, who are able to work, and who have no property to support them . . . shall be deemed and considered vagrants. It shall be lawful for any person to arrest said vagrants, and have them bound over for trial. Upon conviction they shall be fined or imprisoned, or sentenced to work on the public works or roads for no longer than a year.” Source: http://home.gwu.edu/~jjhawkin/BlackCodes/pdfGeorgia.pdf How did these laws limit the 13th Amendment?
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