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Dates:
Jan. 1865–Oct. 1868
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M843
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

As part of the Bureau's function the officers and agents were responsible for the protection of the legal rights of freedmen, which included assistance in drawing up contracts for labor. There is a series of contracts, January 1865–October 1868, which is arranged chronologically. These agreements between freedmen laborers and employers stated such ...