Another Peril of Progress: Indiana Canals and Economic Collapse in Mid-19th Century”

dc.contributor.author Wenig, Kelly
dc.contributor.author Wenig, Kelly
dc.contributor.department History
dc.date 2018-02-15T20:37:41.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:07:01Z
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dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2015-02-23
dc.date.issued 2013-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In July 1841, the State of Indiana declared bankruptcy. After years of crushing debt incurred from loans associated with the 1836 Mammoth Internal Improvements Act, the state finally defaulted on their payments to investors, and continued to do so for the next half decade. Hoosiers—because of their insolvency—were attacked from all angles by angry investors and newspapers from as far away as London, denouncing the “plundering vagabonds,” saying that “Indiana mocks all the obligations of good faith and common honesty” and is “the land of promise for all the knavery and thievery of the known world.”1 In response to attacks on their moral character, Hoosiers could do little to assuage the guilt mongers other than promise to pay their debts later.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a presentation from the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting (2013). Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
dc.subject.disciplines Political History
dc.subject.disciplines United States History
dc.title Another Peril of Progress: Indiana Canals and Economic Collapse in Mid-19th Century”
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