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Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay

Charles
Mackay
3/27/1814 - 12/24/1889

A Scottish novelist, poet, lyricist, and columnist, Charles Mackay was a 19th-century historian of culture and events. During his career as a journalist, Mackay observed in his 1841 study of crowds and madness. He wrote for several newspapers and as a correspondent reporting on the American Civil War. In 1846, he established his literary reputation with Voices from the Crowd, a collection of poems.