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From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs
By David L. Mason

From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs

A History of the American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1995

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From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs by David L. Mason

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For most Americans, the savings and loan industry is defined by the fraud, ineptitude and failures of the 1980s. However, these events overshadow a long history in which thrifts played a key role in helping thousands of households buy homes. First appearing in the 1830s savings and loans, then known as building and loans, encourage their working-class members to adhere to the principles of thrift and mutual co-operation as a way to achieve the 'American Dream' of home ownership. This book traces the development of this industry from its origins as a movement of a loosely affiliated collection of institutions into a major element of America's financial markets. It also analyses how diverse groups of Americans, including women, ethnic Americans and African Americans, used thrifts to improve their lives and elevate their positions in society. Finally the overall historical perspective sheds new light on the events of the 1980s and analyses the efforts to rehabilitate the industry in the 1990s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521827546
ISBN-10: 052182754X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1935 by David L. Mason American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1935, Hardback (December 2013)

The American savings and loan industry began in the 1830s to help people of modest financial means buy a home. Despite the long history of the industry there has been limited scholarly work done on its early years. This collection allows an insight into the place of the savings and loans industry within the wider context of American society.

From Buildings and Loans to Bail-outs by David L. Mason From Buildings and Loans to Bail-outs, Paperback (February 2009)

The overall historical perspective sheds new light on the events of the 1980s and analyses the efforts to rehabilitate the industry in the 1990s.

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Author Biography - David L. Mason

David L. Mason is Assistant Professor of History at Young Harris College. Prior to earning his PhD in Business History from Ohio State University, he served as a corporate banker for nearly a decade, holding positions at the Bank of America and the Resolution Trust Corporation. He is also the author of articles for Essays in Economic and Business History and Proceedings of the Ohio Academy of History.

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