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Investing in Life - a book by Murphy, Sharon Ann

Investing in Life

Insurance in Antebellum America

Investing in Life( )
Author: Murphy, Sharon Ann
Series title:Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4214-1194-1
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...
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Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Insurance / Life
Business & Economics / Insurance / General
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.2 Pounds

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