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Taxation in colonial America

Author: Alvin Rabushka
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study describes, analyses and quantifies taxation in the 13 original American colonies, comparing tax systems and burdens among the colonies and with Great Britain. It shows how the colonists strove to minimize, avoid and evade taxation, and used tax incentives to foster settlement.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Rabushka
ISBN: 9780691133454 069113345X
OCLC Number: 145431833
Awards: Commended for Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award 2009.
Description: xx, 946 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Founding the American colonies --
Turmoil in England : growth in the colonies, 1607-1688 --
War in Europe : opportunity in the colonies, 1688-1714 --
Salutary neglect in the colonies, 1714-1739 --
War, debt, money, and taxes : prelude to imperial intervention, 1739-1763 --
An American tax, 1763-1775.
Responsibility: Alvin Rabushka.
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Examines life in the thirteen original American colonies through the revealing lens of the taxes levied on and by the colonists. Spanning the turbulent years from the founding of the Jamestown  Read more...

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Special Recognition in the 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Awards "Running to nearly a thousand pages, this massive compendium of Colonial American tax data draws together disparate primary and Read more...

 
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