Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 October 2000

304 Pages | halftones, 3 maps


ISBN: 9780195136005

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Land and Freedom

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

Reeve Huston

  • A powerful recounting of the Anti-Rent Wars, one of the largest and most influential popular movements in early America
  • Winner of the Dixon Ryan Manuscript Prize of the New York State Historical Society
  • Brings out the voices of antebellum northern farmers as they debated property rights, land distribution, and the meaning of democracy