Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

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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 ...

Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community 2005, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252072307

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Young America: Land, Labor, and the Republican Community 2005, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252029806

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