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  • n. Plural form of homesteader.


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  • To the public, however, not so romantically inclined, the homesteaders were the peasantry of America.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

  • We think some of the relative strength we have seen behind the homesteaders has been a reflection of that type of investment in these foreclosed properties. Home Page

  • The state has long protected "homesteaders," or Floridians who live in their houses for more than six months of the year, by limiting the increase in the assessed value of their homes to 3% annually.

    States Move

  • The family members think of themselves as small farmers and "homesteaders" and have committed to an old-fashioned way of life. - Top Stories

  • Kinsella makes a number of references to "homesteaders," mainly, I believe, to emphasize the difference between property that you can hold in your hand, i.e., the soil from your farmland, and the more ephemeral IP which is snatched out of thin air and dissipates in the wind, i.e., the sound of a melody.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • There's real sadness, particularly for those "homesteaders" who've spent multiple deployments in Brunswick because they like it so much. - News

  • The obedient colonel assigned the project to two officers and suggested that these militant homesteaders be paid as soldiers—even if he adamantly refused to use them as such.14

    Between War and Peace

  • The city's rent-control law, which dates back to 1987, when white urban homesteaders began moving there in large numbers, allows tenants who believe they've been overbilled to petition for a reduction.

    New Jersey's Rent-Control Laws Fading

  • Helen and Scott Nearing, devoted homesteaders and ascetic socialists, sought the good life in rural simplicity and preached abstinence from all animal products, even though Helen ate ice cream.

    Tug-of-War With Nature

  • The promise, in fact, made to the Freedman at the end of the Civil War was "forty acres and a mule," and when the "territories" of the Midwest began opening up to mainly white "homesteaders," this chance to own land -- albeit land that had been the home of Native Americans for thousands of years--was what evolved into "the American Dream."

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: A House Divided Against Itself


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