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THOSE DIRTY ROTTEN TAXES: The Tax Revolts that Built America

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In 1798, after Congress had passed its first direct tax on houses, the government cooked up a scheme to count and measure the windows on every taxpayer's house, in order to calculate how much to charge. But German settlers in eastern Pennsylvania would have none of it. They organized into small bands, armed themselves, and scoured the countryside for assessors who were sei ...more
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Published March 18th 1998 by Free Press
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An interesting perspective of Americans' behavior towards taxation. Gets a bit hysterical now and then, and is replete with minor, but telling, errors.
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