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- Author(s)Louis Hyman
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication23/10/2012
- GenreEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitlePolitics and Society in Modern America
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note10 halftones. 4 line illus.
- Weight571 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Table Of ContentsList of Illustrations ix An Introduction to the History of Debt 1 Chapter One: Making Credit Modern: The Origins of the Debt Infrastructure in the 1920s 10 Chapter Two: Debt and Recovery: New Deal Housing Policy and the Making of National Mortgage Markets 45 Chapter Three: How Commercial Bankers Discovered Consumer Credit: The Federal Housing Administration and Personal Loan Departments, 1934-1938 73 Chapter Four: War and Credit: Government Regulation and Changing Credit Practices 98 Chapter Five: Postwar Consumer Credit: Borrowing for Prosperity 132 Chapter Six: Legitimating the Credit Infrastructure: Race, Gender, and Credit Access 173 Chapter Seven: Securing Debt in an Insecure World: Credit Cards and Capital Markets 220 Epilogue: Debt as Choice, Debt as Structure 281 Acknowledgments 289 Abbreviations 291 Notes 293 References 363 Index 365
- Author BiographyLouis Hyman is assistant professor of history at the ILR School of Cornell University.
- PrizesShortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
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