Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau : race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau : race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation

Author: Mary Farmer-Kaiser
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Congress established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands - more commonly known as the Freedmen's Bureau - in March 1865. Upon its creation this temporary federal agency assumed the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Farmer-Kaiser
ISBN: 9780823232116 0823232115 9780823232123 0823232123
OCLC Number: 769365984
Notes: Introduction. That the freed-women ... may rise to the dignity and glory of true womanhood. A weight of circumstances like millstones about their necks to drag and keep them down. The women are the controlling spirits. To put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children. Strict justice for every man, woman, and child
Description: xiv, 275 s
Contents: Introduction --
That the freed-women ... may rise to the dignity and glory of true womanhood --
A weight of circumstances like millstones about their necks to drag and keep them down --
The women are the controlling spirits --
To put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children --
Strict justice for every man, woman, and child.
Responsibility: Mary Farmer-Kaiser

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Farmer-Kaiser's contribution adds to our understanding of where conflicting philosophies in terms of class, geography, race, and gender collided in the Reconstruction-era South. * -Civil War Monitor Read more...

 
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