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Introduction

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/9780195136005.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In telling the story of the Anti-Rent Wars, this book offers new interpretations of three key issues in the history of the early United States republic: northeastern farmers' place in the emerging ... More


Land and Freedom, 1844–1846

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/9780195136005.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Anti-renters knew that the leasehold system denied them their freedom. What a free society would be like was another matter. As anti-rent lecturers crisscrossed New York's leasehold estates in the ... More


The Parties and “the People,” 1844–1846

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/9780195136005.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Since 1840, the anti-renters had known that winning freedom required access to the power of the state. Although their early attempts to enlist the government in their cause had failed, their newfound ... 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


Fast-Fish and the Temple of the Philistines

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/9780195136005.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a passage from Herman Melville, published in 1851, which offers a painful insight into the politics and economy of his era. Regarding property in human beings, the law of ... More


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