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benevolent
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • The Bureau invited continued cooperation with benevolent societies, and declared: "It will be the object of all commissioners to introduce practicable systems of compensated labor," and to establish schools.
    Chapter 2 (37% in)
  • The government and benevolent societies furnished the means of cultivation, and the Negro turned again slowly to work.
    Chapter 2 (16% in)
  • It not only called the school-mistresses through the benevolent agencies and built them schoolhouses, but it helped discover and support such apostles of human culture as Edmund Ware, Samuel Armstrong, and Erastus Cravath.
    Chapter 2 (70% in)
  • Such was the dawn of Freedom; such was the work of the Freedmen's Bureau, which, summed up in brief, may be epitomized thus: for some fifteen million dollars, beside the sums spent before 1865, and the dole of benevolent societies, this Bureau set going a system of free labor, established a beginning of peasant proprietorship, secured the recognition of black freedmen before courts of law, and founded the free common school in the South.
    Chapter 2 (81% in)
  • Finally, there are the varying forms of religious enterprise, of moral teaching and benevolent endeavor.
    Chapter 9 (10% in)

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