Freedmen, Philanthropy, and Fraud: A History of the Freedman's Savings Bank. Carl R. Osthaus.

Freedmen, Philanthropy, and Fraud: A History of the Freedman's Savings Bank

University of Illinois Press, 1976. Hardcover. "'The black man's cow, but the white man's milk' - this was how Frederick Douglass and many others viewed the Freedman's Savings Bank. Begun in 1865 to provide freedmen with a place for saving the profits from their crops and bounty payments from military service, within a scant decade the Bank had failed. Too late, depositors discovered that the Bank's prestigious directors had manipulated and embezzled the funds which they had been carefully and conscientiously entrusting to it...." Very Good / Very Good. Item #7433
ISBN: 0252003055

Octavo, 257 pp. Brown cloth. From the personal library of Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln biographer and historian David Herbert Donald. Clean, unmarked copy. No signatures of bookplates. Edges of the dust jacket show some minor spotting.

Price: $85.00