Population: The First Essay by Thomas Robert Malthus
In the course of this inquiry I found that much more had been done than I had been aware of, when I first published the Essay. The poverty and misery arising from a too rapid increase of population had been distinctly seen, and the most violent remedies proposed, so long ago as the times of Plato and Aristotle. And of late years the subject has been treated in such a manner by some of the French Economists; occasionally by Montesquieu, and, among our own writers, by Dr. Franklin, Sir James Stewart, Mr. Arthur Young, and Mr. Townsend, as to create a natural surprise that it had not excited more of the public attention.
Malthus essay on population first edition
An Essay on the Principle of Population : Malthus, T
The author was soon identified as The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus.
While it was not the first book on population, it has been acknowledged as the most influential work of its era.
Malthus Essay on the Principle of Population by ..
In the first edition of his treatise, Malthus put forth his views that opposed the belief of scholars like Marquis de Condorcet and William Godwin who were optimistic about population growth in England.