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