Table of contents for The character of credit : personal debt in English culture, 1740-1914 / Margot C. Finn.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English prose literature History and criticism, Economics and literature Great Britain History, Consumption (Economics) Great Britain History, Finance, Personal Great Britain History, Consumption (Economics) in literature, Great Britain Economic conditions, Credit Great Britain History, Debt Great Britain History, Economics in literature, Debt in literature