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The Freedmen's Bureau, politics, and stability Operations during Reconstruction in the South / William H. Burks.

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Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 306.3621 BUR (Text) 0530005631130 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch REC 306.3621 BUR (Text) 0530005631121 Adult Reconstruction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781249410379
  • Physical Description: 138 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas : U.S. Airforce Academy/Defense Technical Information Center, 2009.

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The United States' Civil War ended in 1865. However, the post-conflict period immediately following, known as Reconstruction, lasted another 12 years. This era provides a great case study for examining the impacts of politics on military stability operations. This thesis focuses on the Freedmen's Bureau during its existence from 1865 to 1872. Envisioned as the lead organization for integrating former slaves into American society, the Bureau's efforts in the post-Civil War South were undermined by a hostile political situation at the national and state levels and a diminishing lack of popular support throughout the nation to embrace radical social change. The Bureau's operational time frame splits into three distinct periods: conflict with President Andrew Johnson from 1865 to early 1867, revamped efforts during Congressional Reconstruction from early 1867 to the end of 1868, and a reduced operational focus (primarily education) from 1869 to 1872. The Bureau faced manning challenges and fought racism as it worked to help former slaves become self-sufficient, educated, and true citizens of the nation in which they resided. Unfortunately, hostile political conditions meant much of the civil rights work accomplished by the Bureau was subdued after its demise until the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Subject: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
African Americans > Southern States > History > 19th century > Dissertations.
Race relations > Southern States > History > 19th century.
Freedmen > African Americans > Southern States > History > 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > South Carolina.

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