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Published: 22 January 2009

318 Pages


ISBN: 9780199263318

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Credit and Community

Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

  • Examines the major forms of consumer credit used within working class communities
  • Reveals the exploitation of the 'sub-prime' working class market since 1880
  • Provides the first history of the UK credit union movement
  • The only full historical investigation of doorstep and illegal moneylending