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Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Mary J. Farmer-Kaiser

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Established by Congress in early 1865, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands—more commonly known as “the Freedmen's Bureau”—assumed the Herculean task of overseeing ... More


Introduction: “a long time in want of a bureau”

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Congress established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands—more commonly known as the Freedmen's Bureau—in March 1865. Upon its creation, the short-lived and ... More


“that the freedwomen … may rise to the dignity and glory of true womanhood”: The Men, Purpose, and Gendered Freedom of the Freedmen's Bureau

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The realization of policy of the Freedmen's Bureau rested foremost on its officials at the local level. Using the gospel of free labor as the platform, bureau officials and ... More


“a weight of circumstances like millstones about their necks to drag and keep them down”: Freedwomen, Federal Relief, and the Freedmen's Bureau

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the immediate post-emancipation South, the Freedmen's Bureau limited its federal relief activities to temporarily aiding former slaves and loyal white refugees with rations ... More


Conclusion: “the unpardonable sin”

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

With varying degrees of success, African-American women encountered, trusted, challenged, and used the Freedmen's Bureau in their efforts to shape the outcome of emancipation. ... More


Harlem, 1864–83

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The advisers William F. Mott, Samuel Willets, Christopher R. Roberts, and Daniel W. James met, at a special meeting in January, to request compensation from the city for the property destruction ... More


Salian Virgins, <i>Sacerdotes</i>, and <i>Ministrae</i>

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter looks at sacerdotes (priestesses), particularly those associated with the public cults of Mars, Fortuna Muliebris, Bona Dea, Liber, Magna Mater, and Ceres. It also discusses the female ... More


“The Negroes Are No Longer Slaves”: Free Black Families, Free Labor, and Racial Violence in Post-Emancipation Kentucky

J. Michael Rhyne

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Former slaves in Kentucky had little ability to assert their hard-won liberty in the first months and years after emancipation, as self-proclaimed “Negro Regulators” imposed a reign of terror. In ... More


She Was Now a Free Woman: Ex-Slave Women and the Meanings of Urban Freedom

Camillia Cowling

in Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610870
eISBN:
9781469611808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610870.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter addresses some of the ways in which women like Gabriella conceived freedom: what they understood by it and how they sought to weave it into their lives in the rapidly changing port ... More


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