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Doctoral Dissertation Research: Forgive Us Our Debts: Market Expansion, Ethno-Racial Boundaries, and the Democratization of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has long been a locus of struggle over whom is morally worthy of an economic rebirth. Early twentieth century America, as a key period of expanding credit markets and the institutionalization of bankruptcy, wrestled with these tensions. In particular, the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 unexpectedly resulted in skyrocketing personal bankruptcy filing rates, which helped to solidify the perception of bankruptcy as a means for the working person?s economic rebirth.

Thomas DiPrete

Co-Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Giddings Professor of Sociology

Gregory Eirich

Director, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Elena Krumova

Assistant Director, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Gregory Eirich

Lecturer in the Discipline of Sociology and Director, QMSS

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