Chapter 1. Introduction; Douglas Kanter and Patrick Walsh.- Chapter 2. Ireland, Mercantilism, and the Navigation Acts, 1660-1686; James Guilfoyle.- Chapter 3. Politics, Parliament, Patriot Opinion, and the Irish National Debt in the Age of Jonathan Swift; Charles Ivar McGrath.- Chapter 4. Patterns of Taxation in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; Patrick Walsh.- Chapter 5. Finance and Politics in Ireland, 1801-17; Trevor McCavery.- Chapter 6. That 'Absurd Phantom called Free Trade': The Politics of Protection in Ireland, c. 1829-52; Andrew Shields.- Chapter 7. Resistance to the Collection of Rates under the Poor Law, 1842-44; Mel Cousins.- Chapter 8. Taxation and the Economics of Nationalism in 1840s Ireland; Charles Read.- Chapter 9. The Campaign against Over-Taxation, 1863-65: A Reappraisal; Douglas Kanter.- Chapter 10. Tides of Change and Changing Sides: The Collection of Rates in the Irish War of Independence, 1919-21; Robin Adams.- Chapter 11. Taxation and the Revolutionary Inheritance: Tax Proposals, Legitimacy, and the Irish Free State, 1922-32; Jason Knirck.- Chapter 12. The Economic War and the Pamphlet War; Aidan Beatty.- Chapter 13. The Irish Tax State and Historical Legacies: Slowly Converging Capacity, Persistent Unwillingness to Pay; Michelle D'Arcy and Marina Nistotskaya.