racial code during the Civil War, and by the end of the century, the legislature had adopted modest civil rights laws. Nonetheless, Wisconsin rarely marched far ahead of its neighbors in its social customs regarding race relations, and lawmakers there made African Americans second-class citizens.
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Publication information: Book title: The Black Laws in the Old Northwest:A Documentary History. Contributors: Stephen Middleton - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1993. Page number: 383.
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