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homestead

The dwelling house and adjoining land forming the permanent residence of the head of household.Under modern law,a person's homestead is given a very specific definition within each state's statutes and is then granted protections from creditors and against excessive real estate taxes. The term homestead may also apply to the rights granted to a widow or widower to use real property for their remaining lives if they elect to take advantage of homestead laws rather than provisions made in a will.The protections may be unlimited, only up to a certain dollar value of equity, or limited in area. Each state's laws are different, and homestead may be defined differently in the various statutes within a state.

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Finally, Micheaux was apparently familiar enough with the book to make a comparison with The Homesteader potentially revelatory in examining the way he revised this source material (Bowser 9).
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Micheaux relies on the image of the solitary homesteader because it adheres most closely to Turnerian ideals of American exceptionalism and a nation mastered by the Western progress of individuals.
There are as many different reasons and ways to homestead as there are homesteaders today.
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WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF A HOMESTEADER? A true homesteader is a steward of the resources they have, someone who is not attempting to be the "master of their domain," but finding their place in the balance of caring for and working with the environment they find themselves in.
Long gone are the land grabs and tree claims, but the modern homesteader, fueled by a belief in the new American Dream, continues to search for that elusive good life.