Published January 1, 1999
by Fordham University Press .
Written in English
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The Freedmen's Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations addresses the history of the Freedmen's Bureau at state and local levels of the Reconstruction South. In this lively and well-documented book, the authors discuss the diversity of conditions and the personalities of the Bureau's agents state by state. They offer insight into the actions and thoughts, not only of the 4/5(2). Excerpt from The Freedman's Bureau, Vol. 3: A Chapter in the History of Reconstruction Caring for the sick. - Number, capacity, work, geo graphical distribution of hospitals. - Physicians and hos pital attendants. - Expense. - What was accomplished. Feeding, clothing, and providing for the destitute. - Special : Paul Skeels Peirce. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau, was established in the War Department by an act of March 3, The Bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen, including issuing rations, clothing and medicine. Freedmen’s Bureau, (–72), during the Reconstruction period after the American Civil War, popular name for the U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, established by Congress to provide practical aid to 4,, newly freed African Americans in their transition from slavery to freedom. Headed by Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, the Freedmen’s Bureau .
Freedmen's Bureau Timeline Fact Febru - Hiram Revels elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator Freedmen's Bureau Timeline Fact Decem - Joseph H. Rainey, is the first black member sworn in as member of the House of Representatives Freedmen's Bureau Timeline Fact - 14 black men served in the House of . The Bureau's records (Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands), kept from , contain a wide range of data about the African American experience during slavery and freedom. Therefore, they are a valuable source for the black family historian. Refugees include many in the local white population. The Collection is located in the National Archives in Record . James Smallwood, "The Freedmen's Bureau Reconsidered," Texana 11 (Fall ). James Smallwood, Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans during Reconstruction (London: Kennikat, ). Esther Lane Thompson, The Influence of the Freedmen's Bureau on the Education of the Negro in Texas (M.A. thesis, Texas Southern University, ). The Freedmen’s Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations addresses the history of the Freedmen’s Bureau at state and local levels of the Reconstruction South. In this lively and well-documented book, the authors discuss the diversity of conditions and the personalities of the Bureau’s agents state by state.
In March the U.S. Congress created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands to aid African Americans undergoing the transition from slavery to freedom in the aftermath of the Civil War (). The Freedmen's Bureau, as it was more commonly known, was the first organization of its kind, a federal agency established solely for the . Freedmen's Bureau Agent Reports on Progress in Education Race in US History The following is an excerpt from a January Freedmen’s Bureau report on education for freedpeople in the South, written by Freedmen’s Bureau inspector John W. Alvord. In July of , Congress passed a law that closed the Freedmen’s Bureau. By , General Howard had ended most of the programs associated with the Freedmen’s Bureau. The only program that remained in operation was its educational services. The Freedmen’s Bureau closed completely in Author: Femi Lewis. Key Points: The Freedmen’s Bureau was a way to try to help the newly freed slaves and poor whites get food, clothing, medical care, and legal advice in the South. The Freedmen’s Bureau was a major part of the Reconstruction in the South. The U.S. government used to force to try to make the South give the former slaves rights.