(Complete) Tin Horns and Calico by Henry Christman - m8b1

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 31st, 2019, 12:15 pm

Tin Horns and Calico by Henry Esmond Christman (1906 - 1980).

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In the early 19th century, in the Hudson Valley of New York State, hundreds of square miles of land were still the feudal domains of large landowners known as patroons. Such families as the Van Rensselaers, Livingstons, and Schuylers owned the farms and towns in which hundreds of thousands of ordinary people lived and worked. Even the capital city of New York State, Albany, was encompassed in the private fiefdom of a patroon. On July 4, 1839, in the mountain town of Berne, New York, a mass meeting of tenant farmers issued a declaration of independence, promising: "We will take up the ball of the Revolution where our fathers stopped it and roll it to the final consummation of freedom and independence of the masses." The Anti-Rent War consumed the Catskill Mountain region through the 1840's, leading in the end to the downfall of the patroon system and the democratization of land ownership in New York State. ( Maria Kasper)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 31st, 2019, 12:18 pm

A couple of notes:

Although this book was published in 1945, it is full view on Hathitrust, and they list it as Public Domain.

The author's death date is missing on Hathitrust, and he isn't on Wikipedia, but I found his death date listed as 1980 on Find A Grave, here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143409704/henry-esmond-christman

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Post by m8b1 » December 31st, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hi Maria,

I'll MC this for you. The MW is up!

We'll stay here for a bit to see if we can snag a DPL. :-)

Have fun!

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 31st, 2019, 1:09 pm

Thanks, Maria! (As one Maria to another!)

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Post by m8b1 » January 2nd, 2020, 7:00 am

You are welcome! Moving over to Going Solo!

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Post by KevinS » January 10th, 2020, 4:37 pm

May I DPL, please?
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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 10th, 2020, 7:08 pm

Yes, you certainly may!

I haven't begun to record anything yet, because I got my new mic and had to test it first, but I shall begin reading shortly.

MC Maria, will you get Kevin access to the MW? Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » January 11th, 2020, 8:32 am

Done! :-)

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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 12th, 2020, 11:57 am

Thanks, Maria!

And we're off and running!
Here's Section 0 (Acknowledgments and Introduction) - (length 14:54)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/tinhornsandcalico_00_christman_128kb.mp3

I've added page counts to the MW, just to give a rough guess at how long each chapter might be. There are two long chapters later on, each 22 pgs, which might or might not need to be subdivided. We'll see when we get there.

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Post by KevinS » January 12th, 2020, 1:20 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 11:57 am
Here's Section 0 (Acknowledgments and Introduction) - (length 14:54)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/tinhornsandcalico_00_christman_128kb.mp3
PL OK!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 12th, 2020, 2:26 pm

Thanks, Kevin! Chapter 1 coming up in a couple days!


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Post by KevinS » January 14th, 2020, 4:46 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Here's Chapter 1 - (A Landed Aristocracy) - (length 37:11)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/tinhornsandcalico_01_christman_128kb.mp3
I'm so embarrassed. I knew nothing about this. Nothing!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 14th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Hey, I'm a NY State native myself, and I didn't really know about it, either, until I read this book from the library earlier this year.

I had heard of the patroons, and of Peter Stuyvesant's expedition against Rensselaerswyck, in Washington Irving's "Knickerbocker's History". But from that account, I took it as a system that had existed in early colonial times, which I just assumed had become obsolete. It never occurred to me to think that it might still be going on in the mid-1800s!

Then, a couple years ago, I was reading a book about the Catskills, and in between all the stuff about geology and flora and fauna and camping and resorts and etc, there was one very brief chapter of 2-3 pages about the Anti-Rent War. That tidbit, short as it was, fascinated me, sent me searching for more info, and led me eventually to this book.

It really is an almost completely ignored episode in NY State history, one that they never mentioned in my school history class, but I'm glad I found out about it!

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Post by KevinS » January 14th, 2020, 7:44 pm

We have a number of prominent (or otherwise) settlers to Wisconsin from New York. They came to us at about this same time, seeking opportunity that may have been denied them in New York. I can't think of any other reason one would leave upstate New York. (Well, winter, but Wisconsin is no better in that regard.)
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