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Mackay, Thomas 1849-1912

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Works: 86 works in 308 publications in 2 languages and 2,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV245, 340
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Most widely held works about Thomas Mackay
 
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 )

59 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...each other as the discussion went on. The 'compulsory' principle was almost unanimously accepted from the first, probably because of the Prussian and alleged American examples. The old quibble, that education if compulsory ' must be ' free,' next did service. Then, it having been assumed that the State must be teacher, it became manifest that the different groups who opposed the Bill, not being agreed among themselves, were utterly unprepared to answer the question, 'which particular religion is to be taught?' The only logical solution was, 'no religious teaching at all.' The Bill passed triumphantly through committee on the 19th October, and came into force on the 1st January, 1873. Zealous Roman Catholics at once rejected the new Act. They refused to accept State aid on the official terms, and 'went out into the wilderness.5 And there they are still. But they set to work to build new schools and to provide for the schooling of as many children as possible1. The Church of England, Presbyterians, Wesleyans, and other Protestants determined, on the contrary, to give the Act a fair trial; as some put it, they walked straight into the trap. They gave up control of their schools and surrendered the buildings to Government, receiving compensation for valid interests, and have made no attempt to carry on 'voluntary' elementary schools since 1873. r?Morley, writing on the Victorian experiment at the time, gracefully describes what was done by Mr. Stephen in 1872 as 'throwing a handful of dust over the raging insects,' i. e. the Christian denominations. In the same work he quotes the saying of an opponent:--'religion can only be taught in elementary schools by the lay master. If taught by the clergyman it would only be regarded as an insupportable bore.' T
A history of the English poor law by George Nicholls( Book )

30 editions published between 1899 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1870 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Samuel Smiles, LL. D by Samuel Smiles( Book )

21 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published in 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state and charity by Thomas Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

9 editions published in 1911 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 commences with the beginnings of the firm in Scotland, and takes the story up to 1818. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
The dangers of democracy, studies in the economic questions of the day by Thomas Mackay( Book )

7 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apology for liberty; a lecture delivered for the British constitution association by Thomas Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 1908 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 22 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 connection with the state of the country and the condition of the people by George Nicholls( )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1887 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

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

Dalla libertà alla schiavitù. Versione ... di Sebastiano Vianello by Herbert Spencer( )

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

Thomas Mackay British classical liberal

Languages
English (222)

German (1)

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