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Images from American History, Part 23

The Freedmen’s Bureau / Drawn by A.R. Waud. Illus. in: Harper’s weekly, 1868 July 25, p. 473.

Hard to find something more self-serving than this given the Freedmen’s Bureau massive corruption and underfunding and, often, outright support of white violence to force the freed slaves back to work. There was at least a potential for a good agency here, but this image, this ain’t it.

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