Charles Mackay,

Extraordinary Popular Delusions

and the Madness of Crowds,

Richard Bentley, London, first edition 1841, and 2nd 1852

[reprint Harmony New York 1980]


The Missippi Scheme


The South-Sea Bubble


The Tulipomania


The Alchymists


Modern Prophesies




The Magnetisers


Influnece of Politics and religion on the Hair and the Baerd


The Crusades


The Witch Mania


The Slow Poisoners


Haunted Houses


Popular Follies of Great Cities


Popular Admiration of Great Thieves


Duels and Ordeals