Investing in Life
Insurance in Antebellum America
||Murphy, Sharon Ann|
|Series title:||Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $38.00|
| Book Description: |
Investing in Life considers the creation and expansion of the American life insurance industry from its early origins in the 1810s through the 1860s and examines how its growth paralleled and influenced the emergence of the middle class.
Using the economic instability of the period as her backdrop, Sharon Ann Murphy also analyzes changing roles for women; the attempts to adapt slavery to an urban, industrialized setting; the rise of statistical thinking; and efforts to...