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 former slaves. 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.