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

Reeve Huston

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the early nineteenth century, 2 million acres of New York's farmland were controlled by a handful of great families, such as the Van Rensselaers and the Livingstons. Some 260,000 men, women, ... More


“A Right to the Soil”

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/9780195136005.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In May 1845, as Indians confronted posses and anti-renters began to prepare for the fall elections, Thomas Devyr broke into open conflict with the Whig and Hunker allies of the anti-renters. The ... More


Origins of the Anti-Rent Movement, 1839–1844

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/9780195136005.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In matters that were capable of dividing manor communities, tenants carefully chose leaders who represented all groups in their towns. Committee members represented all the major ethnic groups of the ... More


Debating the Pardon in Antebellum New York

Carolyn Strange

in Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Although New York had acquired its nickname, the Empire State, by the 1820s, the term carried different meanings to citizens who shared unequally in its profits. The state constitutional conventions ... More


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