Monday, December 19, 2011

Hyman's Debtor Nation Is among Choice's Top Academic Books of 2011

Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink (Princeton University Press, 2011), by Louis Hyman, has been listed as one of Choice's top 25 academic books of the year. Readers can find on-line reviews of the book here and here. Hyman discusses the book in the Chronicle of Higher Education Review and can be heard discussing it with Marshall Poe at "New Books in History." He also contributed a comment to the Page 99 Test. Hyman is currently an assistant professor in the Labor Relations, Law, and History department at the ILR school of Cornell University. In 2008, he won the Business History Conference's Herman Krooss Prize for the best dissertation presented at the BHC annual meeting; his thesis was entitled "Debtor Nation: How Consumer Credit Built Postwar America."