Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

098 Birth of the American Tax Man

September 5, 201648 min
Could customs collectors, the tax men of early America, be the unsung founders of the early United States?

Today, we explore the creation of the United States customs service and its contributions to the establishment of the federal government with Gautham Rao, an Assistant Professor of History at American University and author of National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State.

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