About the Author
W. Elliot Brownlee is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Funding the Modern American State: The Rise and Fall of the Era of Easy Finance, 1941–1995 (Cambridge, 1996).
Table of Contents
Introduction: Taxation and National Emergencies; 1. The formative tax regimes, 1789–1916; 2. The democratic-statist tax regimes, 1916–1941; 3. The era of easy finance, 1941–1980; 4. The 'Reagan Revolution' 1980–1986; 5. Reviving the old regime, 1986–2000; 6. Threatening the old regime, 2000–present.