Louisiana Freedmen’s Bureau Office Records, Monroe, LA Indentures, Mar.-Nov., 1867

Right after the Civil War, orphaned African-Americans were "apprenticed" to local white families to learn a trade.  The Louisiana Freedmen's Bureau took care of writing up the contracts and were supposed to make sure they were treated fairly.  This is only covers a nine month period, and it makes you wonder what happened to the … Continue reading Louisiana Freedmen’s Bureau Office Records, Monroe, LA Indentures, Mar.-Nov., 1867