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Freedwomen and the Freedmen"s Bureau race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation by Mary Farmer-Kaiser

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Published by Fordham University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands,
  • African American women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century,
  • African American women -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Social aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMary Farmer-Kaiser.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE185.2 .F277 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24013806M
ISBN 109780823232116, 9780823232123, 9780823232130
LC Control Number2009054041

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