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

Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation... too much faith in the peacetime measures they hoped would accomplish it" (182). "Postwar Republicans," Green states, "without the uniting force of the nation's potential demise, had difficulty agreeing on the definition of freedom and how much of it former slaves should have" (200). Cimbala and Miller's anthology is an especially valuable contribution to the new scholarship on the "long" Civil War era. john david smith john david smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the author of An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography, 1865­1918 (reprinted with a new preface, Southern Illinois University Press, 2008). Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation. By Mary Farmer-Kaiser (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Pp. 275. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $26.00.) In Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau, Mary Farmer-Kaiser analyzes the interactions between freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau and determines that the women themselves played an active role in defining every aspect of their lives after emancipation. This important work expands on the findings of Reconstruction and Freedmen's Bureau historians who have previously all but ignored the relationship http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

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

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (2) – Jun 3, 2011

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too much faith in the peacetime measures they hoped would accomplish it" (182). "Postwar Republicans," Green states, "without the uniting force of the nation's potential demise, had difficulty agreeing on the definition of freedom and how much of it former slaves should have" (200). Cimbala and Miller's anthology is an especially valuable contribution to the new scholarship on the "long" Civil War era. john david smith john david smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the author of An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography, 1865­1918 (reprinted with a new preface, Southern Illinois University Press, 2008). Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation. By Mary Farmer-Kaiser (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Pp. 275. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $26.00.) In Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau, Mary Farmer-Kaiser analyzes the interactions between freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau and determines that the women themselves played an active role in defining every aspect of their lives after emancipation. This important work expands on the findings of Reconstruction and Freedmen's Bureau historians who have previously all but ignored the relationship

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 3, 2011

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