Credit nation : property laws and legal institutions in early America (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Credit nation : property laws and legal institutions in early America

Author: Claire Priest
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press [2021]
Series: The Princeton economic history of the western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
How American colonists laid the foundations of American capitalism with an economy built on credit. Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. Credit Nation examines how the drive to expand credit shaped property laws and legal institutions in the colonial and founding eras of the republic.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Priest
ISBN: 0691158762 9780691158761
OCLC Number: 1261749678
Description: xi, 226 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations of property and credit --
Property exemptions : commodifying land and slaves in colonial America --
Managing risk in colonial America --
The Stamp Act, independence and the founding.
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the western world
Responsibility: Claire Priest.

Abstract:

How American colonists laid the foundations of American capitalism with an economy built on credit. Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. Credit Nation examines how the drive to expand credit shaped property laws and legal institutions in the colonial and founding eras of the republic.

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