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Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865-1870 (Literature; 14) Hardcover – September 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Literature; 14
  • Hardcover: 395 pages
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820318914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820318912
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,225,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This is the finest, most detailed, most commonsensical study of the Freedmen's Bureau in any state that has ever been written."--Barry A. Crouch, author of The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans


"A detailed narrative, gracefully and engagingly written . . . This excellent piece of scholarship belongs among the best recent studies of the Reconstruction era."--History: Reviews of New Books


"Cimbala's in-depth look at the operations of the Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia provides a useful corrective to those inclined to judge the bureau harshly."--Journal of American History


“Diligent primary source research, keen analysis, and a fine narrative style are blended here to produce the definitive work on the Bureau
. . . in Georgia."--Florida Historical Quarterly


"Cimbala gives us a valuable account of the workings of the Bureau on the local level in the agency's declining days."--Journal of Southern History


"Well-researched . . . A useful addition to Reconstruction scholarship."--American Historical Review


"One of the most balanced, objective, and detailed studies available on the subject.”--North Carolina Historical Review


"This is an excellent institutional history; indeed, it is the most detailed state study of the Freedman's Bureau to date."--H-CivWar
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

Winner of the Malcolm Bell, Jr., and Muriel Barrow Bell Award --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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