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

21 Pages Posted: 3 May 2004  

Joel S. Newman

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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

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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