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The Evolution of U.S. Bankruptcy Law: a time line

Federal Judicial Center
January 1, 2012
Archival Copy on File

This unique bankruptcy time line maps the evolution of bankruptcy law from its inception in 1787 in the U.S. Constitution through 2011. It also provides statistics demonstrating the burgeoning bankruptcy caseloads, and historical snapshots of select sociopolitical events that occurred along the way.

This 2012 time line is out-of-print. To place an advance order for a forthcoming 2019 update, see here.