Republic of Debtors
Bankruptcy in the Age of American IndependenceBook - 2002
Debt was an inescapable fact of life in early America. At the beginning of the 18th century, its sinfulness was preached by ministers and the right to imprison debtors was unquestioned. By 1800, imprisonment for debt was under attack and insolvency was no longer seen as a moral failure, merely an economic setback. In Republic of Debtors, Bruce H. Mann illuminates this crucial transformation in early American society.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002
Branch Call Number: 332.75 Mann
Characteristics: viii, 344 p. ; 24 cm