The Origin of the American Civil War

@article{Gunderson1974TheOO,
  title={The Origin of the American Civil War},
  author={Gerald O. Gunderson},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  year={1974},
  volume={34},
  pages={915 - 950}
}
The causation of the American Civil War has been one of the largest issues in the historiography of this nation's past. Explanations for the question have been offered, debated, and reinterpreted ever since the time of the war; indeed, even before 1860 some individuals were setting forth reasons why an “irrepressible conflict” must come. Furthermore, the debate among scholars does not appear to be diminishing or approaching any consensus of interpretation. New hypotheses and critiques appear to… 
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