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The Resource Women's radical reconstruction : the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner

Women's radical reconstruction : the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner

Label
Women's radical reconstruction : the freedmen's aid movement
Title
Women's radical reconstruction
Title remainder
the freedmen's aid movement
Statement of responsibility
Carol Faulkner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this first critical study of female abolitionists and feminists in the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner describes these women's radical view of former slaves and the nation's responsibility to them. Moving beyond the image of the Yankee schoolmarm, Women's Radical Reconstruction demonstrates fully the complex and dynamic part played by Northern women in the design, implementation, and administration of Reconstruction policy. This absorbing account illustrates how these activists approached women's rights, the treatment of freed slaves, and the federal government's role in reorganizing Southern life. Like Radical Republicans, black and white women studied here advocated land reform, political and civil rights, and an activist federal government. They worked closely with the military, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Northern aid societies to provide food, clothes, housing, education, and employment to former slaves. These abolitionist-feminists embraced the Freedmen's Bureau, seeing it as both a shield for freedpeople and a vehicle for women's rights. But Faulkner rebuts historians who depict a community united by faith in free labor ideology, describing a movement torn by internal tensions. The author explores how gender conventions undermined women's efforts, as military personnel and many male reformers saw female reformers as encroaching on their territory, threatening their vision of a wage labor economy, and impeding the economic independence of former slaves. She notes the opportunities afforded to some middle-class black women, while also acknowledging the difficult ground they occupied between freed slaves and whites. Through compelling individual examples, she traces how female reformers found their commitment to gender solidarity across racial lines tested in the face of disagreements regarding the benefits of charity and the merits of paid employment
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Faulkner, Carol
Dewey number
973.7/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2.F38
LC item number
W66 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freedmen
  • African Americans
  • Women social reformers
  • Radicalism
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Radicalism
  • Women social reformers
  • United States
Label
Women's radical reconstruction : the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Dependency, Gender, and Freedmen's Aid During the Civil War; 2 The Freedmen's Aid Movement Reorganized; 3 Women and the American Freedmen's Union Commission; 4 Mothers of the Race: Black Women in the Freedmen's Aid Movement; 5 The Freedmen's Bureau and Material Aid; 6 Land Schemes; 7 Female Employment Agents and African American Migration to the North; 8 The Limits of Women's Radical Reconstruction; Conclusion; Notes; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
859160997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35fbnw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160997
Label
Women's radical reconstruction : the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Dependency, Gender, and Freedmen's Aid During the Civil War; 2 The Freedmen's Aid Movement Reorganized; 3 Women and the American Freedmen's Union Commission; 4 Mothers of the Race: Black Women in the Freedmen's Aid Movement; 5 The Freedmen's Bureau and Material Aid; 6 Land Schemes; 7 Female Employment Agents and African American Migration to the North; 8 The Limits of Women's Radical Reconstruction; Conclusion; Notes; Index; Acknowledgments
Control code
859160997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35fbnw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160997

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