At Freedom's Edge: Black Mobility and the Southern White Quest for Racial Control, 1861-1915

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LSU Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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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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Contents

the planter quest for control
23
the freedmens bureau and the reallocation
44
look1ng north
78
a verrey uncertin buisness
109
the african dream
138
THE KANSAS DREAM
168
REINVENTING THE BLACK CODES
201
BLACK MOBILITY AFTER RECONSTRUCTION
248
THE PARADOX OF BLACK MOBILITY
274
APPENDIX A ABOUT MIGRATION STATISTICS
299
APPENDIX B THE EXTENT OF THE EXODUS
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
313
INDEX
329
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About the author (1991)

William Cohen (of late) received his PhD from Stanford in 1968. His scholarly research focused on French Urbanization, and he was the author of "The French Encounter with Africans: White Responses to Blacks, European Empire Building, Rulers of Empire, and Rober Delavignette and the French Empire, " as well as numerous articles and reviews.

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