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“to put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children”: Freedwomen, Parental Rights, 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/9780823232116.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Emancipation and the legal recognition of the African-American family that it conferred had granted, at least in theory, black parents the right to claim and control their own ... More


The British West Indies

Gad Heuman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The British West Indies in 1815 consisted of a large number of islands and territories acquired over two centuries. The economies of the British West Indies in the nineteenth century have been the ... More


“Free Ourselves, but Deprived of Our Children”: Freedchildren and Their Labor after the Civil War

Mary Niall Mitchell

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the debate over the labor of black children after the Civil War. Most freed people remained in rural areas of the South after emancipation, working parcels of plantation land ... More


Jewish Physicians: In and Out of the German Ghetto

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the presence of Jewish medical practitioners in German-speaking Europe. While their story is less well documented than that of their co-religionists in Southern Europe, Jewish ... More


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