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Description - Harvest of Dissent by Thomas Summerhill

Harvest of Dissent brings together the events of nearly a century of agrarian radicalism in central New York, including the Anti-Rent movement and the Grange movement, to mark political, economic, and social transformations in the emergence of modern America. Reexamining the nature of northern farmers' embrace of or resistance to the emergence of capitalist market agriculture, Thomas Summerhill convincingly demonstrates how protracted and contingent the process of drawing farmers into capitalist markets actually was, and the ways farmers selectively and creatively resisted it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252075476
ISBN-10: 0252075471
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Summerhill

Thomas Summerhill is an assistant professor of history at Michigan State University. He coedited Transatlantic Rebels: Agrarian Radicalism in Comparative Context.