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Consumer Credit and Debt

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on consumer credit and debt in the 19th century covers imprisonment for debt, the poor man's bankruptcy, pawnbroking, money lenders, and the purchase of goods through hire purchase ... More


Credit *

Jean Drèze, Peter Lanjouw, and Naresh Sharma

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the credit market in Palanpur. Credit sources in the village are analysed and it is shown that the market in Palanpur is highly segmented. Both public and private sources of ... More


Women of Independent Means: The Civic Significance of Never-Married Women

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the inheritance and wealth of urban singlewomen. It looks at the role never-married women played as property holders, rentiers, tax and rate payers, and money lenders. It argues ... More


Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Louis Hyman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before the twentieth century, personal debt resided on the fringes of the American economy, the province of small-time criminals and struggling merchants. By the end of the century, however, the most ... More


Chapter 5

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter laments how the townspeople in Japan during the Edo period grew conceited, with particular emphasis on two tendencies among them, one that inspires abhorrence and another that arouses ... More


Greybacks

Keith Hart

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Based on his first fieldwork in Ghana in the 1960s, the author recounts a story of being offered Confederate US banknotes for conversion, and uses this story to recount how he funded his initial ... More


American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Sarah L. Quinn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156750
eISBN:
9780691185613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156750.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of ... More


Buying with You, Selling with You, Praying with You: The Goods of Converted Jews

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents a second case study showing another concrete example of the issues to which probabilism was applied. Like the previous chapter, this chapter puts the theoretical and theological ... More


Money

Will Hanley

in Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177627
eISBN:
9780231542524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177627.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Money—as wealth and as currency—was a medium for the spread of nationality in Alexandria. The wealthy were the earliest adopters of nationality practices, such as the use of passports for travel and ... More


Capital and Investment in the Campanian Tablets

Jean Andreau

in Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198841845
eISBN:
9780191877995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841845.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to capital and investments in the three groups of tablets found in the Vesuvian cities: the tablets of L. Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii; those of Herculaneum; and the tablets ... More


Chapter 4

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the Way of yin and yang and how it can lead people astray by encouraging them to speculate on what has not yet happened. Yin-yang diviners turn their backs on the gods and ... More


Banknotes and their Vindication in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Kenneth G. C. Reid

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first banknotes in Scotland were issued in 1695 following the incorporation of the Bank of Scotland and were an almost immediate success. A century later no fewer than 21 banks, mainly private, ... More


Scams

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of fraud and scams in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains that tricksters and fraudsters were among the most intelligent and artful ... More


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