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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12 Dislike of the Bureau in Kentucky
13 Bureau courts in Georgia
14 Failure of the colonization plan
Forty acres and a mule
2 The policy of the Bureau in regard to confiscation
3 Freedinen expect lands
4 Confiscations in South CairoUna 5 Some results of Shermans order
6 Land certificates in Florida
7 Painted pegs from Washington
8 Saies of striped pegs
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...
5 A Northern mans opinion
6 Views of John Minor Bolts 7 Productive only of mischief
8 Criticism of the Bureau not disloyalty
9 The Bureau demoralized labor 10 Wade Hamptons opinion of the Bureau
11 Influence in labor and politics
12 The Bureau as a political machine
13 Political activities of Bureau officials
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 ...
2 In successful operation
3 Information and instruction
4 Statistics of savings
5 Frederick Douglass and the Freedmens Bank
6 Investigation of the Bank
7 Experience of a depositor
Reconstruction by Congress
Introduction The Editor
Congress begins reconstruction
2 The command of the army
3 Tenure of Office
4 Supplementary Reconstruction
The Souths reception of the policy of Con
The use of the army in reconstruction
In the Black and Tan Conventions
Impeachment of the President
Fourteenth Amendment

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