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Bankruptcy in United States History

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674436442

Publication Date: 01/01/1935

195 pages


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  • Foreword
  • I. The Period of the Creditor, 1789–1827
    • The Constitution and Bankruptcy
    • Stock and Land Speculations and the Act of 1800
    • The Supreme Court and State Insolvency Laws
    • The Depression of 1819–1824
    • Ten Years of Bankruptcy Debates in Congress
  • II. The Period of the Debtor, 1827–1861
    • The Supreme Court Again
    • The Panic of 1837 and the Banks
    • The Fight for Voluntary Bankruptcy
    • Whig Politics and the Act of 1841
    • State Stay-Laws
  • III. The Period of National Interest, 1861–1935
    • The Civil War and the Act of 1867
    • The Panic of 1873 and Repeal
    • The South and West for the Debtor
    • The Depression of 1893–1897 and the Act of 1898
    • Expansion of the Bankruptcy Power
  • Index

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