The Income Tax and the Progressive Era

Routledge Library Editions: Taxation

Book 5
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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.
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John D. Buenker
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Routledge
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Published on
Jun 28, 2018
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Pages
514
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ISBN
9780429954795
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economics / General
Business & Economics / General
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