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The building society promise : access, risk, and efficiency 1880-1939 / Antoninus Samy.

Author:
Samy, Antoninus, 1979- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series:
Oxford historical monographs. [More in this series]
Summary note:
The permanent building societies of England grew from humble beginnings as a multitude of small and localised institutions in the 19th century to become the dominant players in the house mortgage market by the inter-war period. Throughout the 19th and early-20th centuries, the movement cultivated an image of being a champion of home ownership for the working classes, but housing historians have questioned whether building societies really lived up to this claim. This study fills a major gap in the historiography of the movement by investigating the class profile of building society members, and how the design of different building societies affected their accessibility, efficiency, and risk-taking practices between 1880 and 1939.
Notes:
This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 5, 2016).
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Oxford scholarship online.
ISBN:
9780191829864 (ebook) :
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