Young America : land, labor, and the Republican community / Mark A. Lause.Material type: TextPublisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2005Description: viii, 240 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 0252029801 (acid-free paper); 9780252029806 (acid-free paper); 0252072308 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780252072307 (pbk. : acid-free paper)Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861 | Land reform -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Working class -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Social movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | National Reform Association (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century | Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865DDC classification: 303.48/4/097309034 LOC classification: E415.7 | .L37 2005
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -227) and index.
A Workers' Movement -- National Reform: Agrarianism and the Origins of the American Workers' Movement -- Working-Class Antimonopoly and Land Monopoly: Building a National Reform Association -- A John-the-Baptist Work: The Agrarian Politicalization of American Socialism -- The Agrarian Persuasion -- The Social Critique: Individual Liberty in a Class Society -- Means and Ends: Pure Democracy, Self-Organization, and the Revolution -- Race and Solidarity: The Test of Rhetoric and Ideology -- The Impact of National Reform -- Free Labor: The Coalition with the Abolitionists -- Free Soil and Cheap Land: National Reform and the Struggle for Radical Agrarianism -- The Republican Revolution: Victory beyond and by the Ballot.
"[Lause] argues that the interest of of working people in equitable access to the country's most obvious asset -- land -- 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 . . .
The alliance of the [National Reform Association's] land reformers and radical abolitionists led unprecedented numbers to petition Congress and established the foundations of what became the new Republican Party, promising "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men." -- BOOK JACKET.