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The Resource Claiming Union Widowhood : race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South, Brandi Clay Brimmer

Claiming Union Widowhood : race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South, Brandi Clay Brimmer

Label
Claiming Union Widowhood : race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South
Title
Claiming Union Widowhood
Title remainder
race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South
Statement of responsibility
Brandi Clay Brimmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Claiming Union Widowhood, Brandi Clay Brimmer analyzes the US pension system from the perspective of poor black women during and after the Civil War. Reconstructing the world of New Bern, North Carolina's grassroots pension network through a broad range of historical sources, she outlines the struggles of mothers, wives, and widows of black Union soldiers to claim pensions in the face of evidentiary obstacles and personal scrutiny. Brimmer exposes and examines the numerous attempts by the federal government to exclude black women from receiving the federal pensions promised to the relatives of dead or maimed Union soldiers. Her analyses illustrate the complexities of social policy, law administration, and the interconnectedness of race, gender, and class formation. Expanding on previous analyses of pension records, Brimmer offers an interpretive framework of emancipation and the freedom narrative that places black women at the forefront of demands for black citizenship"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brimmer, Brandi Clay
Dewey number
331.25/291355008996073
Index
index present
LC call number
UB374.N8
LC item number
B756 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Military pensions
  • Military pensions
  • Widows
  • African American women
  • Women's rights
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Claiming Union Widowhood : race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South, Brandi Clay Brimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A People and a Place -- Black Life and Labor in New Bern, North Carolina, 1850- -- The Black Community in New Bern, 1865-1920 -- Encountering the State -- Her Claim Is Lawful and Just: Black Women's Petitions for Survivors' Benefits -- Black Women, Claims Agents, and the Pension Network -- Encounters with the State: Black Women and Special Examiners -- Marriage and the Expansion of the Pension System in Black Women and Suspensions for "Open and Notorious Cohabitation" -- The Personal Consequences of Union Widowhood
Control code
on1150933725
Dimensions
24cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages;
Isbn
9781478011323
Lccn
2020018449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150933725
Label
Claiming Union Widowhood : race, respectability, and poverty in the post-emancipation South, Brandi Clay Brimmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A People and a Place -- Black Life and Labor in New Bern, North Carolina, 1850- -- The Black Community in New Bern, 1865-1920 -- Encountering the State -- Her Claim Is Lawful and Just: Black Women's Petitions for Survivors' Benefits -- Black Women, Claims Agents, and the Pension Network -- Encounters with the State: Black Women and Special Examiners -- Marriage and the Expansion of the Pension System in Black Women and Suspensions for "Open and Notorious Cohabitation" -- The Personal Consequences of Union Widowhood
Control code
on1150933725
Dimensions
24cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages;
Isbn
9781478011323
Lccn
2020018449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150933725

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