1. Aftermath of a quick Union victory in 1861?

    Say the 1861 newspapers' headlines of "on to Richmond" came true, and First Bull Run was a Union victory, with full victory following soon afterwards. What would be the political and social aftermath? Confederate President Davis was present at Bull Run, so supposing he was captured, nominal...
  2. TheHedgehog

    The American System: A Henry Clay TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    "I would rather be right than be President" -Henry Clay "Am I not a man and a brother?" -Anti-slavery slogan Henry Clay is one of the greatest what-ifs of American history. A man who had such a massive impact on the United States never rose to be its leader, despite his many attempts. But what...
  3. treefreak32

    This Guilty Land: A Post-Civil War Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue: How The South Was Won

    "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed, it might be done." -John Brown, Abolitionist Prologue: How The South Was Won History diverges...
  4. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Georgia remained abolitionist?

    Hello all, So, the colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, a noted social reformer. In 1735, Georgia (under Oglethorpe's proprietorship) banned slavery -- both the slave trade and ownership of slaves -- becoming the only one of the Thirteen Colonies to do so. This was known as the...
  5. If the American Civil War is averted, will some states ban slavery on their own?

    Assume the ACW is averted - maybe South Carolina gets cold feet, or something. Anyway, regardless of the reason, would any existing slave states abolish slavery before congress decides "time, gentlemen, please"? If so, which ones are most likely?
  6. TheHedgehog

    NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM: The Wilmot Proviso Passes
    Threadmarks: ACT ONE, PART I

    NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM The Amendment Passes =================================== ACT ONE: The Great Divide Destiny Made Manifest From “Westward Expansion: An American Story” by Harold Freeman Published 1998 “The presidency of James K. Polk was defined by one question: should the United States...
  7. The American Civil War: The Rule of the Radical Republicans
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: The Weight of the Presidency

    Long time lurker, first time TL poster. For a quick description of what I'm hoping to accomplish is a TL where Reconstruction is truly radical and led by two generals in the White House. While I'm no expert in the Civil War, I've been sure to research at the very least the basics of the...
  8. Foushoo

    AHQ: Effects of Another US-Canada Mass Migration

    A relatively massive migration of Loyalist Americans fled to Canada after and during the American Revolutionary War. And, disregarding smaller but famous migrations like the Underground Railroad, migration from the US to Canada has been fairly minute since. Let's assume, for whatever reason...
  9. GauchoBadger

    US politics with a continuing Atlantic Slave Trade?

    What would United States politics, in both internal and external matters (but principally the question of the North-South Divide), look like if the Atlantic Slave Trade had never been suppressed by Britain, either through her not managing to wrest control over the Atlantic Ocean from France and...
  10. Kerguelen

    WI: President William T. Sherman

    During the year 1884, businessman and Civil War General, William Tecumesh Sherman was a curious figure in the world of politics. He was regarded by many as the hero of the Union and the scorn of the south prompting several abolitionists and radical republicans to wonder whether or not he would...
  11. Earliest possible Emancipation Proclamation?

    With a POD no earlier than Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, how early could Lincoln have issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
  12. ronaldo

    Free Provinces

    Free Provinces The united states established free states and slavery states, in the new world beyond the united states the only country with slaves was the empire of Brazil In the Empire of Brazil, slavery was legal in all provinces. How can Brazil have free provicias and slavery provinces...
  13. A Different Vote, A Different Nation
    Threadmarks: PoD and Adams I

    This is a look at what a few Alternate Party Systems might have looked like in the United States of America. PoD is Jefferson's 1784 proposal to ban slavery in new states goes through, instead of just in the Northwest. The changes early on are gradual, but eventually this will lead to a...
  14. AHC: Florida is a free state, or bans slavery quickly after being admitted

    What would have to happen for Florida to be admitted as a free state, or, if still admitted as a slave state, to abolish slavery before the Civil War?