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The Freedmen's Savings Bank

A Chapter in the Economic History of the Negro Race

By Walter L. Fleming

The Freedmen's Savings Bank

Approx. 180 pp., 5.25 x 8

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0942-3
    Published: March 2013
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4909-2
    Published: November 2018

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The Freedmen's Savings Bank was a result of the efforts of the friends of the Afro-American in the North to find a means of elevating the newly emancipated race. Organized in 1865, it grew rapidly and established branches throughout the South. It later failed because of dishonesty and incompetence. Fleming traces the bank's origin, growth, decline, and failure, and he indicates its effects upon the blacks. Originally published in 1927.

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