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Land and Freedom : Rural Society, Popular Protest and Party Politics in Antebellum New York.

Author: Reeve Huston
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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During the early nineteenth-century, two million acres of New York's farmland were controlled by a handful of great families. Along the Hudson Valley and across the Catskills lay the great estates of the Van Rensselaers, the Livingstons, and a dozen lesser landlords. Some two hundred and sixty thousand men, women, and children-a twelfth of the population of New York, the nation's most populous state-worked this land  Read more...
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Huston, Reeve.
Land and Freedom : Rural Society, Popular Protest and Party Politics in Antebellum New York.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reeve Huston
ISBN: 9781602569751 1602569754
OCLC Number: 935262143
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1 Landlords and Tenants, 1785-1820; 2 Toward Crisis, 1819-1840; 3 The Fall of the House of Van Rensselaer, 1819-1839; 4 Origins of the Anti-Rent Movement, 1839-1844; 5 Land and Freedom, 1844-1846; 6 The Parties and "the People," 1844-1846; 7 "A Right to the Soil"; 8 Fast-Fish and the Temple of the Philistines; 9 Free Labor; Statistical Appendix; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y.

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During the early nineteenth-century, two million acres of New York's farmland were controlled by a handful of great families. Along the Hudson Valley and across the Catskills lay the great estates of the Van Rensselaers, the Livingstons, and a dozen lesser landlords. Some two hundred and sixty thousand men, women, and children-a twelfth of the population of New York, the nation's most populous state-worked this land as tenants. Beginning in 1839, these tenants created a movement dedicated to destroying the estates and distributing the land to those who farmed it. The ""anti-rent"" movement qui.

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