THE AFTERMATH OF SLAVERY

THE AFTERMATH OF SLAVERY - THE AFTERMATH OF SLAVERY I....

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THE AFTERMATH OF SLAVERY I. Initial Impact of freedom A. Liberation by the Union Army 1. The Freedman's Bureau B. But freedom came gradually for most 1. The Union Army might liberate them, but then they would leave and life went back to the daily routine C. Leaving the Plantation 1. House servants 2. Connection to home in uncertain times 3. Movement to cities--federal troops a. did not protect them from violence b. victimized by vagrancy laws 4. Many former slaves went west a. the Exodusters b. Kansas II. Establishing Freedom—Building New Lives A. What does freedom mean? 1. No longer property 2. negotiate the terms of their labor 3. Travel B. Lost family members 1. Used the Freedman's Bureau (FMB) a. write letters b. place ads in the paper 2. Results? a. happy reunions b. not so happy
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c. court battles over children D. Legal standing—this was very important 1. legalize marriages a. gender role changes b. FMB employees 2. change names legally a. an expression of autonomy b. also needed to vote and get FMB services E. New forms of labor & the question of land 1. FMB promised them 40 acres & a mule but did not follow through a. the Sea Islands off of S. Carolina coast, for ex. b. triumph of ex-slave-owners c. public land in the S 2. ¾ of African American families worked as unskilled labor and <4-8% owned their farms 3. Contracts labor
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