American Taxation, American Slavery.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (350 p.)ISBN: 9780226194899Subject(s): Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History | Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History | States' rights (American politics) | Taxation -- Political aspects -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Taxation, American SlaveryDDC classification: 336.200973 | 973.71 LOC classification: E441 | .E364 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue: Taxation without Representation; Part I Colonial Tax Systems; 1 Virginia; 2 Massachusetts; 3 Variations; Part II National Tax Politics; 4 The Origin of the Tariff; 5 Direct Taxes; Part III The Synthesis in the States; 6 Property Taxes; Epilogue: James Madison on Slave Taxes; Appendix: How to Talk about Taxes; Notes; Index
For all the recent attention to the slaveholding of the founding fathers, we still know remarkably little about the influence of slavery on American politics. American Taxation, American Slavery tackles this problem in a new way. Rather than parsing the ideological pronouncements of charismatic slaveholders, it examines the concrete policy decisions that slaveholders and non-slaveholders made in the critical realm of taxation. The result is surprising-that the enduring power of antigovernment rhetoric in the United States stems from the nation's history of slavery rath
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