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Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines credit in working class communities since 1880, focusing on forms of borrowing that were dependent on personal relationships and social networks. It provides an extended historical ... More


Credit on the doorstep: the tallymen

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the transformation of tallymen from Victorian itinerant pedlars to late 20th-century moneylenders, the controversies that dogged them, and the scale and scope of the sector. At ... More


The moneylender unmasked

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines parliamentary investigations of moneylending, explaining the often unintended consequences of legislation and offering insights for contemporary anti-debt debates. The ... More


Conclusion: Easy terms remain elusive

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter rejects the notion that low-income consumers were feckless. Such statements emanated from a model of the rational middle-class consumer and frequently made little sense in the context of ... More


High Finance: Urban and Princely Pledges

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with moderate to high financial assistance that was required at times by well-to-do urban inhabitants and by members of the princely class; even members of royalty sometimes ... More


Rural Credit Markets: The Structure of Interest Rates, Exploitation, and Efficiency

Kaushik Basu

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the author models alternative structures in the informal credit market as devices for extracting surplus from the borrowers, and show how extremely exploitative moneylenders may have ... More


Trade with a Rich Large Agent

Thomas Quint and Martin Shubik

in Barley, Gold, or Fiat: Toward a Pure Theory of Money

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300188158
eISBN:
9780300199222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188158.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Now we introduce large atomic players into the Basic Model. In the first model we introduce a single consumer (of goods 1 and 2), endowed with a lot of money, whose bids are large enough to ... More


Before Independence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes two hundred years of history of land policies and their impacts on peasant life in pre-independence India. It begins with a synopsis of pre-colonial conditions, focusing on ... More


The Chequered Career of ‘Jew’ King

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Georgian London, which offered exceptional opportunities for advancement to ambitious Jews who had shed the discipline of traditional Judaism. It explores the Jewish community ... More


The Making of a Legend

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses Étienne Cleirac's commentary on the first article of the Guidon de la mer (The Standard of the Sea). In brief, he says that the Jews expelled from France invented marine ... More


Jewish Solicitors 1890‒1939

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Jewish solicitors from 1890 to 1939. In a London directory of 1883, there were forty-seven Jewish solicitors out of a total of 4,920; that is, slightly less than 1 per cent of ... More


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

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed to be approaching a ... More


Your Word Is Your Bond

Kimberly M. Welch

in Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636436
eISBN:
9781469636450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636436.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Debt actions represented one the most common types of lawsuits people of color initiated. Black moneylenders were regular participants in the credit economy of the slave South. Free people of color, ... More


Agriculture

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-2010

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190128296
eISBN:
9780190992040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128296.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Cultivation of land engaged more than two-thirds of the employed population. Cultivated land increased by 50 per cent between 1860 and 1920. The opportunity to trade encouraged the trend. Whereas ... More


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