Racial taxation : schools, segregation, and taxpayer citizenship, 1869-1973 /

In the United States, it is quite common to lay claim to the benefits of society by appealing to 'taxpayer citizenship' - the idea that, as taxpayers, we deserve access to certain social services like a public education. Tracing the genealogy of this concept, Camille Walsh shows how tax po...

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Main Author: Walsh, Camille (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : taxpayer citizenship and the right to education
  • A shabby meanness : origins of unequal taxation
  • Let them plow : beyond the black-white paradigm
  • We are taxpaying citizens : separate and colorblind
  • A drain on taxpayers : graduate school segregation and the road to Brown
  • The white man's tax dollar : segregationists and backlash
  • Taxpayers and taxeaters : poverty and the Constitution
  • The rich richer and the poor poorer : intersectional claims
  • Conclusion : education, inequality, and the hidden power of taxes.