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Taxing America : Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the state, 1945-1975

Author: Julian E Zelizer
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taxing America offers a new interpretation of the American state between 1945 and 1975 by tracing the career of Wilbur D. Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974. Blending methodological insights from history, political science, and sociology, Julian Zelizer provides one of the first comparative histories of income taxation, Social Security, and Medicare in this study of the crucial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Wilbur D Mills; Wilbur D Mills; Wilbur D Mills
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian E Zelizer
ISBN: 0521621666 9780521621663
OCLC Number: 39189867
Description: xv, 384 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Building a State in America --
Challenges and Obstacles --
Shaping the Policy Agenda --
1. An Arkansas Traveler Comes to Washington --
2. "Where is the Money Coming From?" --
3. "Taxation of Whom and for What?" --
4. The Legislative Mills, 1958-1961 --
5. The Postwar Fiscal Discourse --
6. The Road to Tax Reduction --
7. Bringing Medicare into the State --
8. The War on Inflation --
9. Spending through Taxes --
10. Expanding Social Security --
11. Looking Backward and Forward.
Responsibility: Julian E. Zelizer.
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Taxing America offers a new interpretation of the American state between 1945 and 1975 by tracing the career of Wilbur D. Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974. Blending methodological insights from history, political science, and sociology, Julian Zelizer provides one of the first comparative histories of income taxation, Social Security, and Medicare in this study of the crucial role Mills played in the national tax agenda as he negotiated between the tax policy community and Congress.

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