A Factious People

A Factious People

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First published in 1971 and long out of print, this classic account of Colonial-era New York chronicles how the state was buffeted by political and sectional rivalries and by conflict arising from a wide diversity of ethnic and religious identities. New York's highly volatile and contentious political life, Patricia U. Bonomi shows, gave rise to a number of interest groups for whose support political leaders had to compete, resulting in new levels of democratic participation.Some Livingston and Van Rensselaer leases included clauses regarding tithes, but there is little evidence that these were ever ... Apparently a 21-year lease qualified as a life lease. ... Manor tenants balked at working on the roads in 1741, the proprietor told his overseer to have the aquot;next Justice to order them to do it, aquot; and ifanbsp;...

Title:A Factious People
Author:Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 2014-12-02


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