Freedmen's Bureau Preservation Act: Are These Reconstruction Era Records Being Protected : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, October 18, 2000
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001 - 56 páginas
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Página 4 - This is essentially a people's contest. On the side of the Union it is a struggle for maintaining in the world that form and substance of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men; to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start and a fair chance in the race of life.
Página 26 - Bureau functions included issuing rations and clothing, operating hospitals and refugee camps, and supervising labor contracts between planters and freedmen. The Bureau also managed apprenticeship disputes and complaints, assisted benevolent societies in the establishment of schools, helped freedmen in legalizing marriages entered into during slavery, and provided transportation to refugees and freedmen who were attempting to reunite with their family or relocate to other parts of the country. As...
Página 27 - I would be happy to answer any questions that you or the other members of the committee may have.
Página 13 - Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Committee: Good morning. My name is Dr.
Página 24 - But, before this committee could act, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, commonly known as the...
Página 26 - Group 105), also known as the Freedmen's Bureau, was established in the War Department by an act of Congress on March 3, 1865. The Bureau was responsible for the supervision and management of all matters relating to the refugees and freedmen and lands abandoned or seized during the Civil War, duties previously shared by military commanders and US Treasury Department officials.
Página 24 - Carolina. (165-C-394) abandoned and confiscated property, its mission was to provide relief and help freedmen become self-sufficient. Bureau functions included issuing rations and clothing, operating hospitals and refugee camps, and supervising labor contracts between planters and freedmen. The Bureau also managed apprenticeship disputes and complaints, assisted benevolent societies in the establishment of schools, helped freedmen in legalizing marriages entered into during slavery, and provided...