Reconstruction Taxes In The South

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Joshism

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Part of the early second half of Gone With The Wind (which I saw for the first time over the weekend) has to do with carpetbaggers raising property taxes so they could buy up former plantations. I know the movie is far from a history book (the movie didn't even say what prewar taxes were), but it did get me curious about Southern tax policies during Reconstruction. As I recall there was a postwar surge in internal improvements and schools, and of course rebuilding war damage. This presumably required higher taxes to pay for.

Can anyone provide some more information on this subject?
 
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