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Mackay, Thomas 1849-1912

Overview
Works: 70 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 2,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HX246, 655.42
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Most widely held works by Thomas Mackay
A Plea for liberty : an argument against socialism and socialistic legislation : consisting of an introduction by Herbert Spencer and essays by various writers by Thomas Mackay( Book )

73 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poor, a sketch of their social and economic history by Thomas Mackay( Book )

23 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1889, British wine merchant Thomas Mackay published The English Poor, which espoused the ideas of Darwin and applied them to British social and economic history. An acolyte of social Darwinist Herbert Spencer, Mackay writes that human history has been a struggle between individualism and socialism, and argues that only through individual competition (not state social support) will poverty be eradicated. The opening chapters discuss the human instinct for property accumulation, primitive forms of society, elite control of workers during the plague years, and the growth of the proletariat. Later chapters discuss social legislation, the evolution of England's poor laws, and the Industrial Revolution. Finally, Mackay debates the scholarship of socialist Ernest Belfort Bax, bemoans the misguided ideas of Christian charity, and argues that the lives of 'lower types' of people have been prolonged by the poor laws. This is a fascinating document of late-Victorian economic thought
The autobiography of Samuel Smiles, LL. D by Samuel Smiles( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular Victorian writers, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) made his name in 1859 with the original self-improvement manual Self-Help. His highly successful multi-volume Lives of the Engineers (also reissued in this series) contained biographies of men who had, like him, achieved greatness not through privilege but through hard work. Left incomplete at his death, edited by the social theorist Thomas Mackay (1849-1912) and first published in 1905, his autobiography opens with a vivid description of the Scottish garrison town of his birth during the Napoleonic wars. In his later years he was a vocal supporter of state education, and the value of education was a constant theme throughout his life. He remembers his schooldays here with clarity, writing that 'a good education is equivalent to a good fortune'. Straightforward and unpretentious, this book will be of interest to historians and readers fascinated by the Victorian drive for self-improvement
A policy of free exchange; essays by various writers on the economical and social aspects of free exchange and kindred subjects by Thomas Mackay( Book )

13 editions published in 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state and charity by Thomas Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 1898 and 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of social reform : essays critical and constructive by Thomas Mackay( Book )

13 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor law reform.--The poor law as an obstacle to thrift.--The working classes and the poor law.--Old age pensions and the state.--The abuse of statistics.--The poor law and charity.--People's banks.--Freedom of exchange v. The "collective bargain."
The dangers of democracy, studies in the economic questions of the day by Thomas Mackay( Book )

9 editions published in 1913 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir John Fowler, engineer, bart., K.C.M.G., etc by Thomas Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public relief of the poor. Six lectures by Thomas Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reminiscences of Albert Pell, sometime M.P. for South Leicestershire by Albert Pell( Book )

10 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the English poor law. a supplementary volume to Nicholls by George Nicholls( Book )

17 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplementary volume to: A history of the English Poor Law by Sir George Nicholls. New ed. King, 1898. 2v
An apology for liberty; a lecture delivered for the British constitution association by Thomas Mackay( Book )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Samuel Smiles by Samuel Smiles( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of the grasses and forage-plants useful to New Zealand by Thomas Mackay( Book )

6 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report and minutes of evidence, June, 1908 by Charity Organization Society (London)( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the English poor law : in connexion with the legislation and other circumstances affecting the condition of the people by George Nicholls( Book )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the English poor law by George Nicholls( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State and Electrical Distribution by F. W. Beauchamp Gordon( )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Plea for liberty : an argument against socialism and socialistic legislation : consisting of an introduction by Herbert Spencer and essays by various writers
Alternative Names
Mackay, T. 1849-1912

Mackay, T. (Thomas), 1849-1912

Mackay, Thomas

Thomas Mackay British classical liberal

Languages
English (220)

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The English poor, a sketch of their social and economic historyThe autobiography of Samuel Smiles, LL. D