The Resource The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865, Charles W. McCurdy, (ebook)

The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865, Charles W. McCurdy, (ebook)

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The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865
Title
The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865
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Charles W. McCurdy
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Language
eng
Summary
A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike.Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics
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Midwest
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1948-
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McCurdy, Charles W.
Dewey number
346.74704/344
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Studies in legal history
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  • Landlord and tenant
  • Rent strikes
  • Law
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865, Charles W. McCurdy, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807860878
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718930
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remote
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11718930
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MWT11718930
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The anti-rent era in New York Law $x Political aspects, 1839-1865, Charles W. McCurdy, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860878
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718930
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718930
System control number
MWT11718930
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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