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The Poverty of Disaster

by Paul, Tawny (University of California, Los Angeles) Paperback / softback , 299 pages
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  9781108739252 
Cambridge University Press 
28/01/2021 
United Kingdom 

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Eighteenth-century Britain saw significant numbers of the middle classes imprisoned for debt, with many motivated by a fear of financial failure rather than a desire for upward social mobility. This study examines the role that debt insecurity played within society, and the fragility of the credit relations that underpinned it.