The Resource In hock : pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression, Wendy A. Woloson

In hock : pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression, Wendy A. Woloson

Label
In hock : pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression
Title
In hock
Title remainder
pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Wendy A. Woloson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive history of pawnbroking in the United States from the nation's founding through the Great Depression, this volume demonstrates that the practice was inextricably intertwined with the rise of capitalism. The class of working poor begotten by this economic tide could make ends meet, Wendy Woloson argues, only by regularly visiting pawnshops to supplement their inadequate wages. Nonetheless, businessmen, reformers, and cultural critics berated the shops for promoting vice and used anti-Semitic stereotypes to cast their proprietors as greedy and cold-hearted. Parsing and subverting these caricatures, Woloson shows that pawnbrokers were in fact shrewd businessmen, often from humble origins, who honed sophisticated knowledge of a wide range of goods and their values in different markets
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woloson, Wendy A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2101
LC item number
.W656 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pawnbroking
  • Pawnbroking
  • Pfandleihe
  • Leihhaus
  • Leihhaus
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
In hock : pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression, Wendy A. Woloson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In hock -- The "Jew broker" in American culture -- In defense of pawnbrokers -- The economies of everyday life -- Pawnbroking and criminal activity -- Loan societies and the legitimation of pawnbroking -- Unredeemed
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780226905679
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3080989
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317922994
  • (OCoLC)ocn317922994
Label
In hock : pawning in America from independence through the Great Depression, Wendy A. Woloson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In hock -- The "Jew broker" in American culture -- In defense of pawnbrokers -- The economies of everyday life -- Pawnbroking and criminal activity -- Loan societies and the legitimation of pawnbroking -- Unredeemed
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780226905679
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3080989
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317922994
  • (OCoLC)ocn317922994

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