WorldCat Identities

Mann, Bruce H.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 2,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG3766, 332.750973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce H Mann
Republic of debtors : bankruptcy in the age of American independence by Bruce H Mann( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
".. Examines changing attitudes towards insolvency and their importance to the economy and self-image of the early American republic. Mann, a professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, shows how debtor-relief movements like Shay's Rebellion, a post-Revolution wave of business failures and the need to pay off the public Revolutionary War debt made the problem of debt central to the politics of the new Republic, while the growth of consumer and credit markets enmeshed ever greater portions of the public in debt. A complex imagery of manhood, honor and dependency surrounded the perception of debt in the public mind, while debtors began to invoke the Rights of Man as an argument against debtors' prison. The result, Mann argues, is that by the end of the 18th century insolvency increasingly came to be viewed as economic misfortune rather than moral failure-but only for some. Bankruptcy laws were written to shield wealthy commercial debtors, while broke farmers and workers continued to face prison. Mann examines the political, class and regional antagonisms surrounding the issues of debt and bankruptcy, and draws on newspapers, popular literature and profiles of individual debtors to evoke the complex emotions aroused by debt ..."--Publishers Weekly
The many legalities of early America ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Papers presented at the November 1996 conference."--Title page verso
Neighbors and strangers : law and community in early Connecticut by Bruce H Mann( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current Status and Recent Developments in Canada's National Space Law and Its Relevance to Pacific Rim Space Law and Activities by Bruce H Mann( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Judge Nathan B. Young : interviews ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Law, legalism, and community before the American Revolution by Bruce H Mann( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Magistrates and deputies : bicameralism and the social order in Massachusetts, 1630-1644 by Bruce H Mann( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Republic of debtors : bankruptcy in the age of American independence Bruce H. Mann by Bruce H Mann( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Debt -- United States
Parishes, law, and community in Connecticut, 1700-1760 by Bruce H Mann( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mann, Bruce 1950-
Languages
English (38)
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