The Negroes of Athens, Georgia Volume 1-10

The Negroes of Athens, Georgia Volume 1-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... law in Georgia. Reference to the Code of Georgia shows that the subsequent acts, either reinforcing or enlarging the scope of those original laws, were passed in 1876, 1895, 1903, 1905. The act of the General Assembly of 1918 forms, therefore, the most recent link in this chain of antivagrancy legislation. The gist of this legislation from the initial act of 1865 to the act of 1905 is given in the Code of Georgia, edition of 1910, in Section 449 under the title "Vagrancy Defined." According to this section of the Code, the basic idea of vagrancy is the failure to work of certain classes of people who possess no "visible or known means of a fair, honest and reputable livelihood," which is explained in the law as meaning "reasonably continuous employment at some lawful occupation for reasonable compensation, or a fixed and regular income from property or other investment, which income is sufficient for the support and mainten 1 Statute Laws of Georgia, 1918. 2 Brooks. R. P. History of Georgia, p. 325. ance of such vagrant." Among the classes of vagrants mentioned are people living in idleness, those leading an immoral or proliflig&te life, those who live by stealing or by trading or bartering stolen goods, professional gamblers, able-bodied beggars, and persons who hire out their minor children and who live on the wages of such children. Sixteen years is the lower age limit, but no upper limit is designated. Students are exempted. It is incumbent upon all town, city and state officials to investigate and prosecute all persons who violate the law. Any person who violates the law is guilty of a misdemeanor and is to be punished in accordance with that section of the Code which fixes the penalty for a misdemeanor. more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596579
  • 9781236596574