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Author Farmer-Kaiser, Mary

Title Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau : race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation / Mary Farmer-Kaiser

Publ Info New York : Fordham University Press, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  E185.2 .F277 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  E185.2 F277 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Reconstructing America
Reconstructing America (Series)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: "a long time in want of a bureau" -- That the freed-women ... may rise to the dignity and glory of true womanhood : the men, purpose, and gendered freedom of the Freedmen's Bureau -- A weight of circumstances like millstones about their necks to drag and keep them down : freedwomen, federal relief, and the Freedmen's Bureau -- The women are the controlling spirits : freedwomen, free labor, and the Freedmen's Bureau -- To put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children : freedwomen, parental rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau -- Strict justice for every man, woman, and child : gender, justice, and the Freedman's Bureau
LC subject United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
African American women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
African American women -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Social aspects
ISBN 9780823232116 (cloth : alk. paper)
0823232115 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823232123 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0823232123 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780823232130 (ebook : alk. paper)
0823232131 (ebook : alk. paper)