Taxing Jamaica:the Stamp Act of 1760 & Tacky's Rebellion

Oats, Lynne, Sadler, Pauline and Wynter, Carlene (2014). Taxing Jamaica:the Stamp Act of 1760 & Tacky's Rebellion. eJournal of Tax Research, 12 (1), pp. 162-184.


In 1760 the colonial assembly in Jamaica passed an act imposing stamp duties on the island colony as a response to increased costs in the wake of a slave rebellion. This article examines the conditions in Jamaica which led to the introduction of the 1760 stamp act, and discusses the provisions of the Jamaican act along with the reasons for its failure. This episode in eighteenth century taxation serves as a reminder of the importance of both the social context and political expediency in the introduction of new forms of taxation.

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Published Date: 2014-06
Authors: Oats, Lynne
Sadler, Pauline
Wynter, Carlene ( 0000-0002-5299-599X)

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