Thought experiment: The CSA secedes from the Union, but the Union retains West Virginia, Virginia north of the Rappahannock, Arkansas, and western Tennessee. These, in combination with Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, and Kentucky, are areas that are slave states or were part of slave states. Some questions about these states: If these results of the war come before the Emancipation Proclamation, how long does it take before the slaves in these states are freed? What does reconstruction look like? Is it better or worse than OTL? How long before the applicable states regain readmittance to the Union/civilian government/self-government/normal political representation at the federal level? Will there be *Jim Crow laws? Will the *Klan have a presence? Will the *Klan be able to have as much influence over state governments further down the line? What happens to the Democrats in these states? Will the Democrats be able to recover faster at the federal level?