"First published 2009 by Ashgate Publishing"--t.p. verso.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Social attitudes to company law : 1720 to 1855 3. Christian socialism and the debate on limited liability 4. The reasons for the enactment of, and the form taken by, English limited liability legislation, 1855-1856 5. The first fifteen years of limited liability company legislation in England 1855-1870 6. The 1870s and early 1880s : the growing acceptability of limited liability incorporation 7. The consolidation of company law 1886-1914 8. Limited liability company legislation in the colonies : the Australian experience 1864-1920 9. Conclusions.