This title, first published in 1985, examines the evolution of the laws relating to debt and credit during the industrial revolution. Since economic activity was so precarious during the industrial revolution it is important to explore the legal procedures designed to deal with its victims. This work examines two aspects of financial collapse during the industrial revolution: the legal and institutional framework which defined and regulated it, and bankruptcy itself. This title will be of interest to students of history, law and economics.
Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One: The Legal Framework; 1. The Bankruptcy Laws 2. The Insolvency Laws 3. The Small Debt Laws 4. Law Reform and Economic Growth; Part Two: Bankruptcy; 5. The Causes of Bankruptcy 6. The Crisis of 1810 7. The Bill of Exchange 8. The Bankruptcy of Brickwood and Co. 9. The Bankruptcy of Dawes, Noble and Co. 10. Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Statistical Supplement
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the industrial revolution and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urban workers and the working class in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries, economic growth during the industrial revolution, and the causes of the industrial revolution, with a primary focus on England. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.