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Landlords and Tenants, 1785–1820

Reeve Huston

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Beginning in the late 1780s, New York became a meeting ground between two groups, with two sets of beliefs regarding the distribution of land, the structure of class relations, and the contours of ... More


The Fall of the House of Van Rensselaer, 1819–1839

Reeve Huston

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The panic of 1819 threw Stephen Van Rensselaer's finances into shambles. In that year, he withdrew as the principal benefactor of the Rensselaer School and began a new campaign to press tenants to ... More


The Blacksmith’s Motor

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains the invention of the electric motor by Thomas Davenport, who was a born into a poor family in Vermont. At 14, he was apprenticed to a blacksmith’s firm to learn the trade in ... More


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