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Unformatted text preview: Freedman’s Bureau and Black Texans • Controversy over the effectiveness of the Freedman’s Bureau among historians, Crouch argues that bureau had success taking into consideration the obstacles they had to overcome. • Texas was untouched for the most part during the war, so they were not psychologically battered by the war unlike other states, therefore most rebellious towards northern invaders • Burea comes in after war to attept to protect blacks while they tried to get on their feet, but bureau had little funds, few people were willing to work for them because violence towards them, little support from military, and to much land to cover and people to protect. • Texas Assistant Commissioner Edgar M. Gregory arrives in Galveston and tries to establish protect black rights and organize and superintend the labor system, black education was not stress under his tenure and remained self sustained....
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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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