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The anti-rent era in New York law and politics, 1839-1865

Author: Charles W McCurdy
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the largest tenant rebellion in US history, from its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865. The author highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped the pattern of anti-rent violence and the drive for land reform.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCurdy, Charles W., 1948-
Anti-rent era in New York law and politics, 1839-1865.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606497137
Online version:
McCurdy, Charles W., 1948-
Anti-rent era in New York law and politics, 1839-1865.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)607231488
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W McCurdy
ISBN: 0807825905 9780807825907 0807857653 9780807857656
OCLC Number: 43919602
Description: xvii, 408 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Governor Seward and the Manor of Rensselaerwyck --
A Whig in the State House --
The Patroon's Domain --
The Helderberg War --
Land Law and the Law of the Land --
Whig Reconnaissance --
Public Purposes in Party Dialogue --
The Wheaton Bill --
Land Reform and Whig Constitutionalism --
The Making of the Manor Commission --
The Politics of Evasion --
Portents of Failure --
The Debacle in Albany --
Anti-Rent Revived --
The Compromise of 1841 --
The Trouble with Democrats --
Whig "Fallacies"--Democratic Solutions --
Bargain Theory in the Jacksonian Persuasion --
Debtors and Tenants before the Legislature --
Anti-Rent Transformed --
Depression-Era Constitutionalism --
Tightening the Right-Remedy Distinction --
Due Process and the Eminent Domain Power --
Judicial Review in a Democracy --
The Logic of Constitutional Reform --
Signs of War --
Petitions and Partisanship --
Land Reform and Democratic Constitutionalism --
Texas and the Reorientation of Parties --
The Luxuriation of Anti-Rent --
Resistance and Reform --
The Election of 1844 --
Bloodshed --
Mixed Reactions --
Stalemate --
Political Crossroads --
The Washington-Albany Connection --
Dilemmas for the Democracy --
Land Reform and Constitutional Reform --
Partisan Mediators of Anti-Rent Decisions --
A Cacophony of Voices --
The "New Constitution" --
Schism --
The Rout of the "Indians" --
Whig Recriminations --
The No-Compromise Persuasion --
Democratic Futility --
Land Reform at the Shrine of Party --
Political Fratricide --
The Anti-Rent Measures --
A Sinking Ship.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Charles W. McCurdy.
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