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The Resource Too great a burden to bear : the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas, Christopher B. Bean

Too great a burden to bear : the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas, Christopher B. Bean

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Too great a burden to bear : the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas
Title
Too great a burden to bear
Title remainder
the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas
Statement of responsibility
Christopher B. Bean
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In its brief seven-year existence, the Freedmen's Bureau became the epicenter of the debate about Reconstruction. Historians have only recently begun to focus on the Bureau's personnel in Texas, the individual agents termed the 'hearts of Reconstruction.' Specifically addressing the historiographical debates concerning the character of the Bureau and its sub-assistant commissioners (SACs), Too Great a Burden to Bear sheds new light on the work and reputation of these agents. Focusing on the agents on a personal level, author Christopher B. Bean reveals the type of man Bureau officials believed qualified to oversee the Freedpeople's transition to freedom. This work shows that each agent, moved by his sense of fairness and ideas of citizenship, gender, and labor, represented the agency's policy in his subdistrict. These men further ensured the former slaves' right to an education and right of mobility, something they never had while in bondage"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Bean, Christopher B
Dewey number
305.896/073076409034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.T4
LC item number
B43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconstructing America
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  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • African Americans
  • Employees
  • Freedmen
  • Race relations
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
Too great a burden to bear : the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas, Christopher B. Bean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"A stranger amongst strangers" : who were the subassistant commissioners? -- "The post of greatest peril" : the E.M. Gregory era, September 1865-April 1866 -- Conservative phoenix : the J.B. Kiddoo era, May 1866-summer 1866 -- Bureau expansion, bureau courts, and the black code : the J.B. Kiddoo era, summer 1866-November 1866 -- The bureau's highwater mark : the J.B. Kiddoo era, November 1866-January 1867 -- "They must vote with the party that shed their blood ... in giving them liberty" : bureau agents, politics, and the bureau's new order : the Charles Griffin era, January 1867-summer 1867 -- Violence, frustration, and yellow fever : the Charles Griffin era, summer-fall 1867 -- General Orders No. 40 and the Freedmen's Bureau's end : the J.J. Reynolds era, September 1867-December 1868 -- Conclusion : the subassistant commissioners in Texas
Control code
925500041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780823268757
Lccn
2015042262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925500041
Label
Too great a burden to bear : the struggle and failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas, Christopher B. Bean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A stranger amongst strangers" : who were the subassistant commissioners? -- "The post of greatest peril" : the E.M. Gregory era, September 1865-April 1866 -- Conservative phoenix : the J.B. Kiddoo era, May 1866-summer 1866 -- Bureau expansion, bureau courts, and the black code : the J.B. Kiddoo era, summer 1866-November 1866 -- The bureau's highwater mark : the J.B. Kiddoo era, November 1866-January 1867 -- "They must vote with the party that shed their blood ... in giving them liberty" : bureau agents, politics, and the bureau's new order : the Charles Griffin era, January 1867-summer 1867 -- Violence, frustration, and yellow fever : the Charles Griffin era, summer-fall 1867 -- General Orders No. 40 and the Freedmen's Bureau's end : the J.J. Reynolds era, September 1867-December 1868 -- Conclusion : the subassistant commissioners in Texas
Control code
925500041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780823268757
Lccn
2015042262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925500041

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