Appleman, Philip, ed. Thomas Robert Malthus: An Essay on the Principle of Population, Text Sources, and Background Criticism. New York: W. W. Norton, 1976. Contains selections from the writings of the Marquis de Condorcet and William Godwin and the first and second editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population, as well as responses, positive and negative, from critics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Dupaquier, Jacques, et al., eds. Malthus, Past and Present. New York: Academic Press, 1983. A selection of papers presented in 1980 at the International Conference on Historical Demography. Contains useful information on the influences on Malthus, the conditions of his time, and the neo-Malthusian movement.
Hollander, Samuel. The Economics of Thomas Robert Malthus. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. This lengthy study is the definitive view of Malthus’s economic analysis.
James, Patricia. Population Malthus: His Life and Times. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979. An excellent biography.
Peterson, William. Malthus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1979. An intellectual biography that sets the work of Malthus in the context of early nineteenth century thought.
Turner, Michael, ed. Malthus and His Time. London: Macmillan, 1986. Further selections, somewhat more technical, from the 1980 international conference on historical demography.
Winch, Donald. Malthus. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Succinctly reviews Malthus’s economic ideas in just more than one hundred pages.
Wood, John Cunningham, ed. Thomas Robert Malthus: Critical Assessments. 4 vols. London: Croom Helm, 1986. The one hundred reprinted articles and excerpts give a sweeping overview of reactions to Malthus’s work.