Click above to view Good Magazine's largest bankruptcies in U.S. history infographic

The benevolent-minded folks over at Good Magazine have commissioned infographic specialists Always With Honor to give us a little perspective on America's recent rash of bankruptcies. Using the 'sinking ship' metaphor to graphically show where the Chapter 11 filings of General Motors and Chrysler sit among the 20 biggest bankruptcies in U.S. history provides some interesting perspective on the ailments affecting America's auto industry and the economy at large.

Included in the graphic are high-profile filings like Lehman Brothers, Worldcom, and Enron, along with lesser-known companies like Calpine and General Growth Properties. Soberingly, Good notes that eight of the largest bankrutpcies in American history have come in the last two years.

Click on the image above to see the infographic in its entirety.

[Source: Good Magazine]