Marc Egnal is a professor of history at York University and the author of several books, including Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War, A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution and Divergent Paths: How Culture and Institutions Have Shaped North American Growth.
Clash of Extremes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
Clash of Extremes takes on the reigning orthodoxy that the American Civil War was waged over high moral principles. Marc Egnal contends that economics, more than any other factor, moved the...