The Freedmens Bureau and Black Texans

Paperback | January 1, 1999

byBarry A. Crouch, A. Crouch Barry

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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.

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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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:215 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.75 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292712197

ISBN - 13:9780292712195

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas: A Historiographical Appraisal2. The Texas Assistant Commissioners: Labor, Justice, Education, and Violence under the Bureau3. The Texas Bureau in Microcosm: The Thirtieth Subdistrict During Reconstruction4. To Die in Boston (Texas, That Is)5. Reconstructing Brazos County: Race Relations and the Freedmen's Bureau, 1865-1868ConclusionNotesEssay on SourcesIndex

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Crouch skillfully presents the Freedmen's Bureau as one of the most unique, misunderstood, and maligned ad hoc reform agencies ever devised by a democratic government in the name of social and political freedom and equality.