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.
Eugene H. Berwanger, The Frontier Against Slavery, p. 36.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
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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