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02.23.13 Egnal, Mark, Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War, published in 2009.

Our Review

This  study marshals evidence to challenge the belief that the War Between the States concerned high moral principles.  Rather, the author emphasizes as a cause the unprecedented economic aggressiveness of the rising industrialists of the Great Lakes/Upper Midwest region in the late antebellum period.

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