A History of the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Important history of the post-Civil War agency established in 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln to aid Black refugees and those formerly-enslaved. In 1872, Congress failed to renew its authorizing legislation. Chapter titles include “The Contrabands of War,” “Forerunners of the Bureau,” “The Grass-Roots Bureau,” “The Bureau’s Courts,” “Reading, ‘Riting, and Republicanism,” and “The Walls of Howard University.” An excellent copy.
Description: A History of the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1955. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth; without dust jacket. Published under the direction of the American Historical Association. Near Fine.