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Question 1 of 2 of the Exam 2 essays. Opening 1. workings of the Freedman’s Bureau in Texas 2. Difficulties faced by bureau officials 3. New York Times Book review quote “The episodes in Texas Reconstruction history that Mr. Crouch relates, perhaps do more than broad generalizations to explain why the Freedman’s bureau failed, and how we lost the peace after the Civil War Body: 1. The Freedman's Bureau was run by the army in most states including Texas. Many whites didn’t approve of the bureau in Texas. Saying it didn’t take into account the harm done to whites by blacks. Most of the bureau’s accomplishments were small and difficult due to the lack of support from government, citizens and even press. For example Assistant commissioner Edgar M. Gregory felt nothing should change and whites were superior to blacks. He “did little more then encourage blacks to stay at home, sign a contract, and work for there former master.” Most blacks did just that and the job of the bureau was to control or regulate the employer-employee relations. But with little funding and legal rights the bureau was heading toward failure from its conception. Even
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course HIST 320P taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.

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Essay - Question 1 of 2 of the Exam 2 essays. Opening 1....

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