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Taxing Vodka—The Government's Share

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Taxes, like commercial profits, are a form of revenue — a way in which wealth is transferred to social and political elites. The essential similarity of private and public revenues is particularly ... More


The Case of the Constable’s Nose: Policing Prohibition in Bombay

Rohit De

in A People's Constitution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174433
eISBN:
9780691185132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174433.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the litigation over the imposition of a draconian Prohibition regime on Bombay. The Prohibition laws in Bombay and other provinces, brought in to enforce Article 47 of the ... More


Selling Vodka: Taverns and Tavernkeepers

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Of all those who profited from the sale of vodka, it was the tavernkeeper who stood first in line, for the tavern or drink shop was where the consumer's thirst for vodka encountered the retailer's ... More


‘Killing the Hundred-Headed Hydra’: The Abolition of Tax Farming

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

On paper, the Russian government had been committed to the abolition of tax farming since the late 1840s. And Alexander II, who had already accepted the challenge of abolishing serfdom, was in a mood ... More


Selling Vodka: The Tax Farm—Structure, Metabolism, and Ecology

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

If the tavern was the cell of the liquor trade in Russia during the nineteenth century, the tax farm was the organism. And while in the history of tax farming, as in that of living creatures, there ... More


Upper Class Protest—Press Attacks on the Tax Farm

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When Nicholas I died in February 1835, he left a world that still belonged to Nikolai Gogol. Much in this world still smacked of Muscovy, not least its taverns, its distilleries, and its vodka ... More


Selling Vodka: The Tax Farmers

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What was the nature and influence of the tax farm ‘interest’ in Russia during the 19th century? This chapter looks at the tax farmers themselves as a group of entrepreneurs and explores the extent ... More


A Rush of Mighty Wind: 1850–1851

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman who disliked confrontations, who rode over unpleasantness with optimistic goodwill and turned aside anger with humor, found herself, as public opinion brewed over the ... More


Central control: war and nationalisation

James Nicholls

in The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077050
eISBN:
9781781702758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077050.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 1906, the Liberals won a landslide General Election victory. Once again they found themselves in a position to make their mark on the future direction of the drink question. This time, there was ... More


Mary Kingsley 1896–1899

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how Mary Kingsley believed the British merchants and traders in West Africa were better placed than missionaries or colonial officials to understand West African beliefs, laws ... More


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