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Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

Camille Walsh


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, this book shows how tax policy and taxpayer identity were built on the foundations of white supremacy and intertwined with ideas of whiteness in civil rights law and constitutional law. From the origins of unequal public school funding after the Civil War and the history of African American families resisting segregated taxation through sc ... More

Keywords: Race, African American History, Whiteness, Public Education, Segregation, Tax, Citizenship, Civil Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469638942
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638942.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Camille Walsh, author
University of Washington Bothell