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The revenue imperative
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|dc.description.abstract||I contend that the revenue imperative, the government's acute need for additional funds, governed Civil War fiscal policy. My thesis questions the prevalent "Beard-Hacker thesis" that asserts the Republican administration purposefully inaugurated an era of "industrial-capitalism" through its business-friendly policies. The Republicans reactively, rather than proactively, inaugurated a system of national internal taxation to meet the unexpected and unprecedented expenses incurred in fighting the war. Further, by reviewing the tariff history of the antebellum era, I find that the revenue imperative, more than a desire to impose a "protectionist" or "free trade" doctrine, motivated changes in antebellum tariff legislation.||en_US|
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|dc.title||The revenue imperative||en_US|
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