Administering freedom : the state of emancipation after the Freedmen's Bureau / Dale Kretz.
Kretz, Dale author.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, |
|Description||412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
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|Contents||What Is Left of the Bureau -- The Unfinished Freedmen's Branch -- Reconstructing the Pension Bureau -- Of War and Theft -- Some Measure of Justice -- Pensions for All.|
|Abstract||"This book offers the definitive history of how formerly enslaved men and women pursued federal benefits from the Civil War to the New Deal and, in the process, transformed themselves from a stateless people into documented citizens. As claimants, Black southerners engaged an array of federal agencies. Their encounters with the more familiar Freedmen's Bureau and Pension Bureau are presented here in a striking new light, while their struggles with the long-forgotten Freedmen's Branch appear in this study for the very first time"-- Provided by publisher.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Issued in other form||ebook version : 9781469671048|
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|Joyner||New Books||E185.86 .K72 2022||✔ Available||Place Hold|