Tin Horns and Calico

Tin Horns and Calico

Author: Henry Esmond Christman
Read By: Maria Kasper
Duration: 14:30:39
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Tin Horns and Calico

In the early 19th century, in the Hudson Valley of New York State, hundreds
In the early 19th century, in the Hudson Valley of New York State, hundreds of square miles of land were still the feudal domains of large landowners known as patroons. Such families as the Van Rensselaers, Livingstons, and Schuylers owned the farms and towns in which hundreds of thousands of ordinary people lived and worked. Even the capitol city of New York State, Albany, was encompassed in the private fiefdom of a patroon. On July 4, 1839, in the mountain town of Berne, New York, a mass meeting of tenant farmers issued a declaration of independence, promising: "We will take up the ball of the Revolution where our fathers stopped it and roll it to the final consummation of freedom and independence of the masses." The Anti-Rent War consumed the Catskill Mountain region through the 1840's, leading in the end to the downfall of the patroon system and the democratization of land ownership in New York State. - Summary by Maria Kasper

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Acknowledgements and Introduction
Henry Esmond Christman
A Landed Aristocracy
Henry Esmond Christman
Call to Rebellion
Henry Esmond Christman
Seward Takes the Helderbergs
Henry Esmond Christman
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Acknowledgements and Introduction
Henry Esmond Christman
A Landed Aristocracy
Henry Esmond Christman
Call to Rebellion
Henry Esmond Christman
Seward Takes the Helderbergs
Henry Esmond Christman
They Could Not Stand Idle
Henry Esmond Christman
Justice For Sale
Henry Esmond Christman
Storms and Tempests
Henry Esmond Christman
Big Thunder
Henry Esmond Christman
Political Infiltration
Henry Esmond Christman
A Price on His Head
Henry Esmond Christman
Law and Order
Henry Esmond Christman
King Silas
Henry Esmond Christman
The Bastard War
Henry Esmond Christman
In the Good Cause
Henry Esmond Christman
''For the Land is Mine''
Henry Esmond Christman
Lead Penetrates Steele
Henry Esmond Christman
''Brimful of Wrath and Cabbage''
Henry Esmond Christman
Packed Court
Henry Esmond Christman
Delhi Justice
Henry Esmond Christman
''November Ides''
Henry Esmond Christman
The Goose is Plucked
Henry Esmond Christman
''The Prisoners! They Come!''
Henry Esmond Christman
The End of Manor Aristocracy
Henry Esmond Christman
Deep in the Land
Henry Esmond Christman
Songs and Ballads
Henry Esmond Christman