At Freedom's Edge: Black Mobility and the Southern White Quest for Racial Control, 1861-1915
Cohen presents a thorough treatment of the efforts of the freedmen's Bureau to restructure the southern labor system, showing how heavily this organization was influenced by questions involving black mobility.
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