Race, Crime, Law
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Race, Crime, and the Law Timeline
1619- A “Dutch Man of War” sells “twenty and odd negars [Negroes]” to the “Cape merchant” of
the Virginia Company in Jamestown.
1798- Andrew Fede “Slave Abuse” A North Carolina statue declared the killing of a slave to be
a felony, but then added that the statue should not extend “to any person killing…any slave in the act of resistance to his lawful owner or master, or any slave dying under moderate correction. (p. 30)
1820- State v. Tackett, a case in which the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed the
conviction of a white man prosecuted for murdering a slave. The conflict between the deceased slave and the defendant stemmed from an illicit sexual relationship between the defendant and the wife of the slave, a free black woman. At trial, the defendant sought to introduce evidence that the slave was “a turbulent man…insolent and impudent to white people.” The judge, ...
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