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.
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
This set gathers together ten essential texts on Taxation. Covering the history of taxation from the seventeenth century to the modern day, these titles range over tax legislation, income taxes, taxation in communist countries, tax and government, and universal income.