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Victorian InsolvencyBankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England$
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V. Markham Lester

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205180

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
Victorian Insolvency
Author(s):

V. Markham Lester

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0001

This chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the three components of English insolvency legislation during this period. These are imprisonment for debt, bankruptcy, and company winding-up. This book attempts to answer questions about how the government's management of insolvent estates fit within the context of the growth of government in the 19th century, the major influences on insolvency law reform, and the extent of the insolvency problem and its common characteristics.

Keywords:   insolvency legislation, England, imprisonment, bankruptcy, debt

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