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Debt's dominion : a history of bankruptcy law in America

Author: David A Skeel, Jr.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2001. ©2001
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Bankruptcy in America, in stark contrast to its status in most other countries, typically signifies not a debtor's last gasp but an opportunity to catch one's breath and recoup. Why has the nation's legal system evolved to allow both corporate and individual debtors greater control over their fate than imaginable elsewhere? Masterfully probing the political dynamics behind this question, David Skeel here provides  Read more...
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Skeel, David A. Jr., 1961-
Debt's dominion : a history of bankruptcy law in America.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, ©2001
xi, 281 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Skeel, Jr.
ISBN: 9781400828500 1400828503
OCLC Number: 878147791
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
INTRODUCTION --
PART ONE. THE BIRTH OF U.S. INSOLVENCY LAW --
PART TWO. THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND NEW DEAL --
PART THREE. THE REVITALIZATION OF BANKRUPTCY --
PART FOUR. THE VIEW FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY --
EPILOGUE. Globalization and U.S. Bankruptcy Law --
NOTES --
INDEX.
Responsibility: David A. Skeel, Jr.
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