The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans by Barry A. CrouchThe Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans by Barry A. Crouch

The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans

byBarry A. Crouch, A. Crouch Barry

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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Drawing on a wealth of previously unused documentation in the National Archives, this book offers new insights into the workings of the Freedmen's Bureau and the difficulties faced by Texas Bureau officials, who served in a remote and somewhat isolated area with little support from headquarters.

The late Barry Crouch was Professor of History at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., for twenty-one years.
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Title:The Freedmen's Bureau and Black TexansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:215 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.75 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:University Of Texas Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292712197

ISBN - 13:9780292712195

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas: A Historiographical Appraisal
  • 2. The Texas Assistant Commissioners: Labor, Justice, Education, and Violence under the Bureau
  • 3. The Texas Bureau in Microcosm: The Thirtieth Subdistrict During Reconstruction
  • 4. To Die in Boston (Texas, That Is)
  • 5. Reconstructing Brazos County: Race Relations and the Freedmen's Bureau, 1865-1868
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Essay on Sources
  • Index

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". . . breaks new ground in Reconstruction history. [Crouch's] study is among the first on the bureau in Texas and the first to focus on the subdistrict agent, the subassistant commissioner." - Journal of Southern History