Crofts, The College of New Jersey In lively and accessible prose, Egnal has succeeded in bringing back economics as a core factor in the coming of the Civil War. The North had all the manufacturing facilities, while the South mainly relied upon cotton and tobacco as their main source of income. You would think that after all these years historians would agree on why the country came to blows. Rather, it was due to economic change that caused the North to want different government policies and investments than the South did. Nelson - Mavis Reimer - Gail M. In his view, it explains why the Party that freed the slaves abandoned free African-Americans in the 1870s. The Mississippi River and its tributaries formed a powerful north-south axis.
It was an important factor, but not the primary one at that time, which were differences in opinion and plans on how to settle and then economically develop the western half of the country and continent. Readers are in for a delightful surprise as they explore his engaging analysis of how diverging economies produced conditions that led to secession. Michael and Kathleen O' Neal Gear - Lincoln Child - Stephen Coonts - Sara Douglass - Bill Bryson - J. That was the end of the era of compromises. Very few see African Americans as docile, childlike creatures. Crofts, The College A contentious examination of how mid-century economic shifts powered secession.
Griffin, author of Final Justice - James Carville - Nomar Garciaparra, professional baseball player - Martin Arnold - Ulick O'Connor - Michael Billington - Michael Coveney - Sir Ian McKellen - Bill Bryson - Jon Winokur - J. Find sources: — · · · · November 2008 Marc Egnal Born 1943-12-11 December 11, 1943 age 75 Occupation Writer and historian Marc Egnal born December 11, 1943 is an historian, academic and a professor of at , Toronto, Canada. Some individuals developed their worldview after poring over book-length treatises or writing eloquent disquisitions. It is sure to spark healthy debate about the war's origins. They divided the South into military districts, enfranchised blacks, and took the vote away from former Confederates. Egnal looks instead to economic factors, pointing out that most Northerners were racists who favored only the gradual extinction of slavery and that the early Republican Party, despite whatever idealism it upheld, was also interested in increasing the strength of Northern industry and commerce.
Maharam, medical director for the New York City Marathon - Danielle Ofri M. It promises to stand as not only an example of how to write good economic history, but also as the work that revived the economic interpretation of the Civil War. Fruit Orchards, hogs, timber, and much more were exported. At least 40 percent of voters, and in some cases half, opposed immediate secession in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Egnal scored points for his sympathetic discussion of U. Cogdill - Kristine Huntley - Oline H.
It is sure to spark healthy debate about the wars origins. There is no contradiction between a focus on particular people and an emphasis on the importance of broader developments. The underpinnings for compromise were gone, and escalating hostility was the result. Economists will no doubt find specific issues on which to challenge Egnals interpretation. Egnal writes carefully and without dogmatism.
The noble crusaders of the antebellum years become the spoilsmen of the Gilded Age. It was entirely possible to be sincerely opposed to Slavery and still be a racist. Holt, author of The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil War Review The argument that the Civil War was caused by economic interests goes back at least as far as the work of Charles and Mary Beard a century ago. Idealism existed before the war. The war that ensued was truly a clash of extremes. But how did it all begin? But for most people the power of partisan ideologies came from the succinct, forceful way these ideas were communicated and the relevance of these ideas to their lives.
People have come to see slavery as the cause of the war, he argues, because this provides them with a comforting myth that helps present the history of the United States as simply the progress of liberty and democracy. His cogent and engaging book serves as a timely reminder of the dangers of simplistic historical awareness. That number increased to nearly 500 in 1840 and over 600 in 1850. The market was with the North and South. In Egnal's ground breaking book, he takes a step back from the current moralistic view of the Civil War, and reinvestigates this older theory that it was economics, not slavery, that was the main impetus that led to the start of the American Civil War. Большинство страниц без повреждений, с незначительным количеством загибов или надрывов и подчеркиваний карандашом, без выделений в тексте и надписей на полях.