Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Taxing America, first published in 1999, offers an interpretation of the American state between 1945 and 1975 by tracing the career of Wilbur D. Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974. Blending methodological insights from history, political science, and sociology, Julian Zelizer provides one of the first comparative histories of income taxation, Social Security, and Medicare in this study of the crucial role Mills played in negotiating between the tax policy community and Congress. Taxing America lays out four innovative arguments about the expansion of the state during the postwar period; Congress played a crucial role in the institutionalization of the state after World War II, policy communities helped encourage policymaking, taxation was central to postwar liberalism and its domestic agenda, and a fragile alliance between influential fiscal conservatives and the state was instrumental in expanding support of the policies of the tax community.

Buy Taxing America book by Julian E. Zelizer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521795449
ISBN-10: 0521795443
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 402
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Taxing America book by Julian E. Zelizer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Julian E. Zelizer

Kerner Report by Julian E. Zelizer

The Kerner Report

Paperback, June 2016
Governing America by Julian E. Zelizer

Governing America

Paperback, September 2014
What's Good for Business by Julian E. Zelizer

What's Good for Business

Paperback, May 2012
Arsenal of Democracy by Julian E. Zelizer

Arsenal of Democracy

Paperback, February 2012