Antirent War

Antirent War
Helderberg War, conflict which took place in the years of 1839-46 in upstate New York in which tenant farmers refused to pay rent to the descendants of their patroons

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Antirent War — (1839–46) Civil protest by leaseholding farmers in upper New York state. Protesting outdated laws based on semifeudal leaseholding practices of the early Dutch estate owners, the leaseholders of Albany county in 1839 refused to pay back rent. The …   Universalium

  • war — war1 /wawr/, n., v., warred, warring, adj. n. 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military… …   Universalium

  • Helderberg War — Antirent War, conflict which lasted from 1839 46 in upstate New York in which tenant farmers refused to pay rent to the descendants of their patroons …   English contemporary dictionary

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