Casualties of Credit

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Harvard University Press, Oct 15, 2011 - History - 928 pages
With a circulating credit currency, a modern national debt, and sophisticated financial markets, England developed a fiscal-military state that instilled fear and facilitated the first industrial revolution. Yet this new system of credit was precarious and prone to accidents, and it depended on trust, public opinion, and ultimately violence.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Alchemy and Credit
15
II Death Penalty and Credit
81
III Slavery and Credit
159
Epilogue
235
Notes
249
Acknowledgments
337
Index
341
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Wennerlind Carl :

Carl Wennerlind is Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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