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“Objects of Humanity”: the White Poor In Civil War and Reconstruction Georgia

Denise E. Wright

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232024
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240494 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0007

Series: Reconstructing America

“Objects of             Humanity”: the White Poor In Civil War and Reconstruction Georgia

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This chapter examines welfare in Georgia, focusing on the continuity of benevolence, albeit of a different sort. In Georgia, poor whites benefited from large aid programs originating first from the Confederate state, then from the Freedmen's Bureau, and finally from charitable associations headquartered in the North.

Keywords: George; welfare; Civil War; benevolence; Confederate state

Chapter.  9327 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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