The Resource The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914, Margot C. Finn

The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914, Margot C. Finn

Label
The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914
Title
The character of credit
Title remainder
personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914
Statement of responsibility
Margot C. Finn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of the social history of personal debt and credit, Margot Finn reveals the pre-eminence of social individuals - men, women and children whose ability to engage in credit contracts was contingent upon their dependent social status. Using a wide range of printed and manuscript sources, and paying particular attention to distinctions of gender and of class, Finn examines English consumer culture from three interlocking perspectives: representations of debt in novels, diaries and autobiographical memoirs; the transformation of imprisonment for debt; and the use of small claims courts to mediate disputes between debtors and creditors. This major new study of personal debt from 1740 to 1914 will appeal to social, legal and cultural historians, literary scholars and those interested in the history of consumer culture."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/0942/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.E37
LC item number
.F66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Cambridge social and cultural histories
  • Cambridge social and cultural histories
Series volume
  • 1
  • 1
Label
The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914, Margot C. Finn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-355) and index
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Contents
Pt. I. Debt and credit in English memory and imagination -- 1. Fictions of debt and credit, 1740-1914 -- 2. Debt and credit in diaries and autobiographies -- Pt. II. Imprisonment for debt and the economic individual -- 3. 'Mansions of misery': the unreformed debtors' prison -- 4. Discipline or abolish? Reforming imprisonment for debt -- Pt. III. Petty debts and the modernisation of English law -- 5. 'A kind of parliamentary magic': eighteenth-century courts of conscience -- 6. From courts of conscience to county courts: small-claims litigation in the nineteenth century -- 7. Market moralities: tradesmen, credit and the courts in Victorian and Edwardian England
Control code
000024335832
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 362 p.
Isbn
9780521823425
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2002041697
Other physical details
ill.
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.b24951791
System control number
  • sr24951791
  • (OCoLC)51305930

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