Joseph Thorndike, a historian, is responsible for Tax Analysts’ Tax History Project website. He is writing a history of federal taxation during the Great Depression and World War II. Thorndike’s recent articles include pieces on the Civil War income tax, the history of Internal Revenue Service reform, and the tax ideology of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is also a contributing editor for Tax Notes magazine. Thorndike received both his Masterʼs and PhD in history from the University of Virginia.