Mrs. C's Anti-Rent Movement
"Anti-Rent Poster" by Anti-rent supporters - Rensselaer County Historical Society (1987) A Resourceful People: A Pictorial History of Rensselaer County, New York, Norfolk, Virginia: The Donning Company, p. 47 ISBN: 0898656109.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Rent_Poster.jpg#/media/File:Anti-Rent_Poster.jpg
Anti-rent Movement 1839 - 1846
Use the links below to gain further understanding of the events which took place during the Anti-rent movement.
Using the link to primary sources below, read 8 - 10 of the Matthew Griffin diary entries. If the handwriting or the image of the original entry is too difficult to read or view, please read the excerpts at the top of the page. On a sheet of paper create your own diary entry, with the date of the entry, events for that day (from your first person perspective as if you had witnessed the events.) Include any opinions you may have.
Voice of the People: Life in the Antebellum Rural Delaware County NY Area