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Slave Tax as Sin Tax: 18th and 19th Century Perspectives

Joel S. Newman

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Wake Forest Univ. Public Law Research Paper No. 04-01

This article describes federal attempts, both successful and not, to tax slavery before 1865. It analyzes the pre-1865 discourse on slave taxes as a form of sin taxes, from a contemporary perspective.

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Date posted: May 3, 2004  

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Newman, Joel S., Slave Tax as Sin Tax: 18th and 19th Century Perspectives. Tax Notes, Vol. 101, No. 9, November 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=471968

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Joel S. Newman (Contact Author)
Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States
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