Freedmen's Bureau: Reconstructing the American South after the Civil War

Freedmen's Bureau: Reconstructing the American South after the Civil War

by Paul A. Cimbala
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575240947

ISBN-13: 9781575240947

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

Cimbala (history, Fordham U.) examines the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, set up by the federal government in March 1865 to deal with the aftermath of the Civil War. The "Freedmen's Bureau" controlled to an extraordinary extent the lives of freed slaves in the south, going far beyond any previous federal institution. Its tenure was brief. By 1869

Overview

Cimbala (history, Fordham U.) examines the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, set up by the federal government in March 1865 to deal with the aftermath of the Civil War. The "Freedmen's Bureau" controlled to an extraordinary extent the lives of freed slaves in the south, going far beyond any previous federal institution. Its tenure was brief. By 1869 most rebel states were considered sufficiently reconstructed not to need the Bureau. When military reconstruction ended, so did the efforts by the Bureau, which may have seemed paternalistic but did include advocacy of economic equity and civil rights. Cimbala includes 29 original documents, including reports, some harrowing, of the Bureau's field agents. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575240947
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
The Anvil Ser.
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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