1st Edition

The Income Tax and the Progressive Era

ISBN 9781138591639
Published October 4, 2019 by Routledge
518 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1985, investigates the enactment of the federal income tax as a case study of an important Progressive Era reform. It was a critical issue that likely divided people along socioeconomic lines, thus helping to provide insight into the debate over the ‘class origins’ of the reformist movement.

Table of Contents

1. Building a National Consensus  2. An Amendment of Curious Origins  3. The Chronology of Ratification  4. Triumph in the West  5. Unexpected Troubles in the South  6. Toppling the Keystone: The Amendment in New York  7. Breaking the Iron Rectangle: The Northeastern States  8. The End of the Road  9. The Income Tax and the Progressive Era

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John D. Buenker