South Carolina Land Commission

March 27, 1869–1890s

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  • Title South Carolina Land Commission
  • Coverage March 27, 1869–1890s
  • Author
  • Keywords recognized that the lack of access to land by former slaves was a serious impediment to the full enjoyment of their newly earned freedom, first commissioner, Charles P. Leslie, was corrupt and incompetent, Francis Cardozo, was given authority over the Land Commission. Cardozo removed corrupt officials, streamlined the agency’s operations, reorganized its records, and introduced many innovations
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date August 9, 2020
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update October 31, 2016
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