Egnal, Marc

Potrait by Ben Egnal

Marc Egnal is a professor of history at York University in Toronto, Canada.  He was born in Philadelphia, and educated at Swarthmore College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He has written three books in addition to Clash of Extremes: A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution (Cornell University Press, 1988); Divergent Paths: How Culture and Institutions Have Shaped North American Growth (Oxford University Press, 1996); and New World Economies: The Growth of the Thirteen Colonies and Early Canada (Oxford University Press, 1998).  In 2010 Cornell will reissue A Mighty Empire with a new preface.

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On his book Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War
(Our Cover Feature of February 21, 2010)