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Credit nation : property laws and legal institutions in early America / Claire Priest.

Author/creator Priest, Claire author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2021]
Descriptionxi, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The Princeton economic history of the western world
Princeton economic history of the Western world. ^A682933
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.
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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN0691158762 hardcover
ISBN9780691158761 hardcover

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