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Administering freedom : the state of emancipation after the Freedmen's Bureau / Dale Kretz.

Author/creator Kretz, Dale author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Description412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
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 noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781469671048
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2022017149
ISBN9781469671017 hardcover
ISBN1469671018 hardcover
ISBN9781469671024 paperback
ISBN1469671026 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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