Virginia Slave Codes of 1705

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The Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 were a series of laws enacted by the Colony of Virginia's House of Burgesses regulating activities related to interactions between slaves and citizens of the Crown colony of Virginia. The enactment of the Slave Codes are considered to be the consolidation of slavery in Virginia, and served as the foundation of Virginia's slave legislation.[1]

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  1. ^ Bush, Jonathan A. (2002). "The British Constitution and the Creation of American Slavery". In Finkelman, Paul. Slavery & the Law. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-7425-2119-3.