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The Colonial Roots of American Taxation, 1607-1700

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... The colonies' sparse populations negated the need for more extensive government services. As Rabushka (2002) noted, it took from 1607 to 1630 to reach a combined population of 4,646 in six colonies: Maine, New Hampshire, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. Even by 1640, after the establishment of new settlements in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maryland, the total population of the colonies was only 26,634. ...
... Even by 1640, after the establishment of new settlements in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maryland, the total population of the colonies was only 26,634. The population of the colonies would not reach 50,000 until mid-century (Rabushka 2002). ...
... 22 Bogart and Kemmerer (1947), p. 133, Galbraith (1975), p. 51, n4, Nussbaum (1957), pp. 16-7, Nettels (1934, p. 265, Rabushka (2002), Davis (2002), p. 462, Shortt (1898b), pp. 128-9. ...
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The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, Vols. I and II, The Chartered Colonies, Beginning of Self Government
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A discussion of specific taxes is found in Herbert L. Osgood, The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, Vols. I and II, The Chartered Colonies, Beginning of Self Government (Peter Smith, 1957). Originally published in 1904 by Columbia University Press. See Chapter XII in Volume I, 468-95, and Chapter XIV in Volume II, 347-74.