Politics and Property Rights: The Closing of the Open Range in the Postbellum South

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After the American Civil War, agricultural reformers in the South called for an end to unrestricted grazing of livestock on unfenced land. They advocated the stock law, which required livestock owners to fence in their animals, arguing that the existing system (in which farmers built protective fences around crops) was outdated and inhibited economic growth. The reformers steadily won their battles, and by the end of the century the range was on the way to being closed. In this original study, Kantor uses economic analysis ...

Politics and Property Rights: The Closing of the Open Range in the Postbellum South 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226423777

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Politics and Property Rights: The Closing of the Open Range in the Postbellum South 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226423753

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