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This is a review from a non-American with little prior exposure to the history of the US Civil War. The book gives a very well researched and closely described view of the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Shane Atkinson
It's okay. I expected a better digression on how economics influenced the origins of the war. Not too many facts and associations between cause and effect.Published on November 3, 2013 by Francisco Mariategui
Egnal's effort to resurrect the economic interpretation of the causes of the Civil War falls flat. He begins by sketching out what he calls the "idealistic view" of the... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Bill
This book gives a great perspective of what cause the Civil War, even though I don't agree with the author's argument it is still a very interesting read.Published on February 4, 2013 by MissMia09
Mark Egnal makes a significant contribution to civil war literature by exploring the economic underpinnings of secession and civil war. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Zon Toro
"Clash of Extremes" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. Professor Egnal's book interview ran here as the cover feature on February 22, 2010.Published on February 26, 2010 by ROROTOKO
So long as it stays close to its main theme, this study of the antebellum economy is ingenious, penetrating, and very readable. Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by margot