Death & Taxes: Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions and Unjust Taxation Through History

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9781934597286: Death & Taxes: Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions and Unjust Taxation Through History

THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT TAX REVOLTS AND REVOLTING TAXES Throughout history, people have grumbled about unfair taxes. In some instances, however, the populace has risen up, in greater or lesser numbers, and forcefully expressed their displeasure over their government’s insistence on separating them from their hard earned cash. The stories in this book range from tragic to laughable and from Ancient Rome to Modern Day, but all of them shine an unmercifully harsh and penetrating light on that most reviled, and often corrupt, institution in human history ... taxation. Boudicca’s Revolt 61 Carthaginian Rebellion 238 Danegeld Resistance 991 Lady Godiva 1057 Magna Carta 1215 Wat Tyler’s Revolt 1381 Jack Cade’s Rebellion 1450 Bavarian Peasant Revolt 1524 London Gin Riots 1743 Boston Tea Party 1773 Shay’s Rebellion 1786 French Revolution 1789 Whiskey Rebellion 1791 American Cvil War 1861 Poll Tax Riots 1990 Tea Party Movement 2010 Daniel Diehl and Mark P. Donnelly are historians who both live in Pennsylvania. Their award-winning 18 year collaboration as authors and screenwriters has yielded twenty books and nearly two-hundred hours of documentary television.

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