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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
Personal credit relations were ubiquitous in English consumer markets, binding family members, friends, neighbours, customers and tradesmen in tangled lines of mutual obligation. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Margot C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.E37
LC item number
.F66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge social and cultural histories
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Economics and literature
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Finance, Personal
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Economics in literature
  • Debt in literature
Label
The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914, Margot C. Finn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fictions of debt and credit, 1740-1914 -- Debt and credit in diaries and autobiographies -- 'Mansions of misery' : the unreformed debtors' prison -- Discipline or abolish? Reforming imprisonment for debt -- 'A kind of parliamentary magic' : eighteenth-century courts of conscience -- From courts of conscience to country courts : small-claims litigation in the nineteenth century -- Market moralities : tradesmen, credit and the courts in Victorian and Edwardian England
Control code
ocm51305930
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 362 p.
Isbn
9780521036498
Lccn
2002041697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521823425
Other physical details
ill.
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fictions of debt and credit, 1740-1914 -- Debt and credit in diaries and autobiographies -- 'Mansions of misery' : the unreformed debtors' prison -- Discipline or abolish? Reforming imprisonment for debt -- 'A kind of parliamentary magic' : eighteenth-century courts of conscience -- From courts of conscience to country courts : small-claims litigation in the nineteenth century -- Market moralities : tradesmen, credit and the courts in Victorian and Edwardian England
Control code
ocm51305930
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 362 p.
Isbn
9780521036498
Lccn
2002041697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521823425
Other physical details
ill.

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