Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social, Religious, Educational & Industrial, 1865 to the Present Time, Volume 1

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Walter Lynwood Fleming
A.H. Clark Company, 1906 - Reconstruction
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Contents

12 Dislike of the Bureau in Kentucky
346
13 Bureau courts in Georgia
347
14 Failure of the colonization plan
348
Forty acres and a mule
350
2 The policy of the Bureau in regard to confiscation
352
3 Freedinen expect lands
353
4 Confiscations in South CairoUna 5 Some results of Shermans order
356
6 Land certificates in Florida
358
7 Painted pegs from Washington
359
8 Saies of striped pegs
360
Estimates and opinions of the Bureaus work 361 1 Carl Schurz defends the Bureau 2 Dissatisfaction about wage regulation 3 The necessity for the Bu...
363
5 A Northern mans opinion
364
6 Views of John Minor Bolts 7 Productive only of mischief
365
8 Criticism of the Bureau not disloyalty
366
9 The Bureau demoralized labor 10 Wade Hamptons opinion of the Bureau
367
11 Influence in labor and politics
369
12 The Bureau as a political machine
370
13 Political activities of Bureau officials
371
14 The workings of the Bureau 15 Success of the Bureau 160 A negros description of the Bureau 17 Charges against General Howard Section 5 The ...
382
2 In successful operation
383
3 Information and instruction
384
4 Statistics of savings
385
5 Frederick Douglass and the Freedmens Bank
386
6 Investigation of the Bank
389
7 Experience of a depositor
393
Reconstruction by Congress
396
Introduction The Editor
397
References
399
Congress begins reconstruction
401
2 The command of the army
403
3 Tenure of Office
404
4 Supplementary Reconstruction
407
The Souths reception of the policy of Con
420
The use of the army in reconstruction
428
In the Black and Tan Conventions
449
Impeachment of the President
458
Fourteenth Amendment
476

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