TXHIST ESSAY 1 - The Freedmans Bureau and Black Texans essay The provided exert from the New York Times Book Review seems to be a very accurate

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The Freedman’s Bureau and Black Texans essay The provided exert from the New York Times Book Review seems to be a very accurate assessment of Crouch’s book, The Freedman’s Bureau and Black Texans . Crouch admits that the Bureau was not a success, but he maintains that amongst its failures some progress was achieved and that historical criticism has been too harsh. Essentially the purpose of this book is not to dispute the failure of this endeavor, but to enlighten the reader as to the reasons for said failure; as the reviewer stated, Crouch’s approach does so effectively. His illustrations of the difficulties surrounding the Freedman’s Bureau in Texas make it plain to see that, in many terms, it was an institution set up to fail. What comes across as the main factor in this process is the inability of the Bureau, and all of its commissioners, to enforce its policies, due to lack of funding and man-power. It seems that the federal and state governments were not ready to fully
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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 at Austin.

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TXHIST ESSAY 1 - The Freedmans Bureau and Black Texans essay The provided exert from the New York Times Book Review seems to be a very accurate

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