The Development of Consumer Credit in Global Perspective: Business, Regulation, and Culture

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J. Logemann
Springer, Jul 16, 2012 - History - 295 pages
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This volume brings together historians, economists, political scientists, and anthropologists to present a global perspective on the new forms of lending and borrowing that have become a key feature of twentieth-century mass consumer societies, emphasizing comparative and transnational historical perspectives.  
 

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Contents

Toward a Global History of Credit in Modern Consumer Societies
1
Lenders and Lending Practices
21
Borrowers and Credit Access
82
State Regulation and Credit Policies
155
Cultures of Credit
220
Index
274
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JAN LOGEMANN Research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., USA, and director of the project 'Transatlantic Perspectives: Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930–1980.' His work focuses on modern consumer societies and includes the forthcoming book, Trams or Tailfins: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States.

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