A People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn. Jessica Paiz ChS 245 OL Class#: 17981 History of the Americas Professor: Dr. Gabriel Buelna. Chapter 10: The Other Civil War. Anti-Renter Movement Dorr Rebellion Jacksonian Democracy Flour Riot Lowell Girls Movement
ChS 245 OL
History of the Americas
Professor: Dr. Gabriel Buelna
What? Anti-Rent Movement
When? Started in the summer of 1839
Where? Hudson Valley/ New York
Why? Tenants revolted because they wanted to prevent the landlords/owners from evicting them.
Petitions for an anti-rent bill was put before legislature in 1845.
It was signed by 25,000 tenants.
In 1845, the Anti-Renters elected 14 members to the state legislature.
Legislature voted to make illegal the selling of tenant property for nonpayment of rent.