By 1845, settlers had transformed the wilderness of the Catskills in upstate New York into productive farms. Their dream of owning their own land, however, became a nightmare as they tried to free themselves from the shackling leases of wealthy landlords. Considering their cause a continuation of the American Revolution, the tenants rebelled and refused to pay the rent. The more militant, like the colonists at the Boston Tea Party, called themselves "Indians." They dressed in grotesque disguises and appeared at sales on delinquent tenants' property to intimidate bidders. Violence erupted at one of these sales near Andes in Delaware County, and a fatal bullet almost shattered their cause. A Free Soil--A Free People tells of their struggles, their sufferings, and their final triumph.
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Dorothy Kubik is free-lance writer living in Hamden New York. A native of Pennsylvania, she moved to Hamden in 1973 where her interest in local history developed. Her articles have been published in Kaatskill Life, where she has served as a contributing editor, and in Northeast. Her poetry has appeared in a number of periodicals, including Kaatskill Life, The Classical Outlook, Orphic Lute, and Bitterroot; and in The Word Thursday's Anthology of Poetry and Fiction. She holds an MA from Fordham University and is currently an adjunct instructor of English at the State University of New York at Delhi.
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