William Alexander Mackinnon


On the Rise, Progress, and Present State of Public Opinion, in Great Britain and other parts of the world

1828 - Saunders & Ottley [Publisher]

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According to Asa Briggs, 'Mackinnon was one of the first writers to relate the rise of the "middle classes" to the "progress of civilisation"'. Briggs, 'The language of "class" in early nineteenth-century England', in Essays in Labour History, ed. Asa Briggs and John Saville (rev. edn., London, Macmilllan, 1967), p. 57 n3; Briggs discusses the book, pp. 57-8.

Cf the later History of Civilisation (2 vols., London, 1846)

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