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Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community
Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

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Manufacturer: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author(s): Mark A. Lause

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780252072307
ISBN: 0252072308
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: University of Illinois Press
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: University of Illinois Press
MPN: 3 photographs, 5 line drawings
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2005-07-25
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Studio: University of Illinois Press
Editorial Review:
The National Reform Association (NRA) was an antebellum land reform movement inspired by the shared dream of a future shaped by egalitarian homesteads. Mark A. Lause's Young America argues that it was these working people's interest in equitable access to the country's most obvious asset--land--that led them to advocate a federal homestead act granting land to the landless, state legislation to prohibit the foreclosure of family farms, and antimonopolistic limitations on land ownership.

Rooting the movement in contemporary economic structures and social ideology, Young America examines this urban and working-class "agrarianism," demonstrating how the political preoccupations of this movement transformed socialism by drawing its adherents from communitarian preoccupations into political action. The alliance of the NRA's land reformers and radical abolitionists led unprecedented numbers to petition Congress and established the foundations of what became the new Republican Party, promising "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men."

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