Civil war taxes : a documentary history, 1861-1900 / John Martin Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Mary L. Volcansek
- Davis, John Martin, Jr., 1944-
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical Description:
- v, 167 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
- Antebellum US taxes, 1780-1860 -- Confederate States taxes 1861-1865 -- United States taxes 1861-1865 -- Post-war US taxes, 1866-1900.
- ""During the Civil War, both the North and South were challenged by fiscal and monetary needs, but physical differences such as gold reserves, industrialization and the blockade largely predicted the war's outcome from the onset. To raise revenue for the war effort, every possible person, business, activity and property was assessed, but projections and collections were seldom up to expectations and waste, fraud and ineffectiveness in the administration of the tax systems plagued both sides. This economic history uses forensic examination of actual documents to examine the various taxes that developed from the Civil War, including the direct and poll taxes, which were dropped; the income tax, which stands today; and the war tax, which was effective for only a short time."-Provided by publisher"--
- 9781476677941 paperback and 1476677948 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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