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Harvest of Dissent Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

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ISBN-10: 0252075471

ISBN-13: 9780252075476

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thomas Summerhill

List price: $28.00
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With an expert blend of political, social, and economic history, Thomas Summerhill'sHarvest of Dissentinvestigates the character of agrarian movements in nineteenth century New York to reexamine the nature of Northern farmers embrace of or resistance to the emergence of capitalist market agriculture. Taking the long view,Harvest of Dissentbrings together the events of nearly a century of agrarian radicalism in central New York, giving Summerhill the ability to understand everything from the Anti-Rent movement to the Grange movement as part of a whole.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Based on exceptionally thorough primary research, Summerhill convincingly demonstrates how protracted and contingent the process of drawing farmers into capitalist markets actually was, and the ways farmers selectively and creatively resisted it. Rather than characterizing farmer political insurgencies as episodic responses to discrete crises (as they are often portrayed),Harvest of Dissentargues that agrarianism played a constant role in the major political, economic, and social transformations that marked the emergence of modern America.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English