Not only was this bad enough! This was so unfair to the blacks. they had no say so in all of this and now the south is allowed to make a choice weather of freedom or not?!
The Reconstruction will give the white South a free hand in regulating the transition from slavery to freedom and will offer no role to blacks in the politics of the South.
The obvious intent was to shift political control in the South from the old planter aristocracy to the small farmers and artisans, and it promised to accomplish a revolution in Southern society.
The best known of black codes were passed in 1865 and 1866 by Southern states, after the American Civil War, in order to restrict African Americans' freedom, and to compel them to work for low wages. The effect it had on the freedmens buaru was that even as former slaves fought to assert their independence and gain economic autonomy during the earliest years of Reconstruction, white landowners acted to control the labor force through a system similar to the one that had existed during slavery.