Politics and property rights : the closing of the open range in the postbellum South /
"After the American Civil War, agricultural reformers in the South called for an end to unrestricted grazing of livestock on unfenced land. They advocated the stock law, which required livestock owners to fence in their animals, arguing that the existing system (in which farmers built protectiv...
University of Chicago Press,
|Series:||Studies in law and economics (Chicago, Ill.)