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The Fugitive Slave Act
Chapters 7 through 10 in Hine, Hine, and Harrold, African Americans: A Concise History covers the height of slavery and the liberation of African-Americans. The number of free blacks was significantly smaller compared to the amount of slaves and white people in America. Beginning with the Jacksonian era America built its foundation by exerting racial dominance. This meant establishing regulations and “Jim Crow” which saw blacks being disenfranchised, restricted from moving to other states, required to show proof of freedom or be enslaved, states exercising the Fugitive Slave Law and advocating segregation in neighborhoods and public facilities. The only places where blacks found refuge from oppression were churches.