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A Free Soil--A Free People: The Anti-Rent War in Delaware County, New York

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By 1845, settlers had transformed the wilderness of the Catskills in upstate New York into productive farms. Their dream of owning their own land, however, became a nightmare as they tried to free themselves from the shackling leases of wealthy landlords. Considering their cause a continuation of the American Revolution, the tenants rebelled and refused to pay the rent. Th ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Purple Mountain Press (first published June 1st 1997)
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Feb 19, 2008 is currently reading it
i started this and i'm beginning to realize researchers and writers do not have the same brains at all. not a bit. the writing is disorganized and just not very good, which is a shame because the topic is so fascinating. i may revisit it this summer.
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Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Eh,,, I was interested in the area at the time but still wished someone would pick up the pencil and help carry this story further.
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