An exploration of personal credit and debt in English society from 1740 to 1914.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part 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; Part II. Imprisonment for Debt and the Economic Individual: 3. 'Mansions of misery': the unreformed debtors' prison; 4. Discipline or abolish? Reforming imprisonment for debt; Part 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; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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