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Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865 1870

by Cimbala, Paul A.
Publisher: The University of Georgia Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Fall 2003
ISBN: 0820325112

Professor Paul A. Cimbala seeks to identify the ultimate ineffectiveness of the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia, which was charged with leveling racial inequalities in education, labor, and civil rights. He considers the various negative impacts upon the agency including traditional theories of northern racism, as well as southern resistance to change and limited resources.

review of Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865 1870, by Cimbala, Paul A., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2003).