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The decree of colonial prefect Pierre Clement Laussat upheld the Black Code (Code Noir). Laussat decreed that the Code Noir promulgated at Versailles in March 1724 for the administration of justice, police, discipline, and commerce of African American slaves in the province and colony of Louisiana was in effect except for any provisions that contradicted the Constitution of the United States.
||Laussat, Pierre-Clement de (author)
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