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Credit and community : working-class debt in the UK since 1880

Author: Sean O'Connell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the history of consumer credit and debt in working class communities. Concentrates on forms of credit that were traditionally very dependent on personal relationships and social networks, it covers how community-based arrangements declined as more impersonal forms of borrowing emerged during the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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O'Connell, Sean.
Credit and community.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008031893
(OCoLC)231580445
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean O'Connell
ISBN: 9780191555732 0191555738
OCLC Number: 404976805
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages)
Contents: Credit on the doorstep : the tallymen --
The rise of the provident system : check trading --
Retail capitalism in the parlour : mail order catalogues --
The moneylender unmasked --
Doorstep moneylending since the 1950s --
Formal and informal co-operative credit --
Renewed hope for mutuality: credit unions --
Conclusion : easy terms remain elusive.
Responsibility: Sean O'Connell.

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This text examines the history of consumer credit and debt in working class communities. Concentrates on forms of credit that were traditionally very dependent on personal relationships and social networks, it covers how community-based arrangements declined as more impersonal forms of borrowing emerged during the 20th century.

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