No Taxation Without Representation

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No Taxation Without Representation

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No taxation without representation. Among the women who refused to pay taxes in whose levy and use they had no say are:

Lucy Stone, New Jersey 1858

Abby & Julia Smith, Conn. 1869-1876

Dr. Clemence Lozier, New York, 1873

Abby Kelley Foster, Mass. 1872-1879



@jennyschuessler Kerber would say yes. In the Revolutionary era, taxation and representation were so twinned that John Adams thought poor people were ripe for manipulation. ("Too poor to have a will of their own.") She says by the 1840s most states had moved to universal white male suffrage. 

Post-13th/14th/15th Amendments, the explicit debate about whether women were citizens surely motivated some of these women. Lucy Stone was ahead of her time, but the other feminist tax resisters are around the period of the New Departure civil disobedience strategy. 

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Daily Suffragist

Date

15/04/2020

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Daily Suffragist, “No Taxation Without Representation,” Daily Suffragist, accessed April 14, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/352.

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