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New York State’s Anti-Rent Wars

Categories: Event, NYS History, People

On this episode of A New York Minute In History podcast, our co-hosts delve into the history of the Dutch patroon system in New York State. You’ll learn about the story of the anti-rent movement of the 19th century, during which tenant farmers banded together to oppose the system. In the Town of Berne, tenant delegates from 11 counties gathered for a formal Anti-Rent Convention in 1845.