1. Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Crisis Vignettes

    Jefferson’s Anti-Slavery Crisis Vignettes I was originally thinking of history as a wave, with the people being carried along it. However, that merits further investigation, as individuals often have large amounts of agency in history. Often times, historical movements are the results of a...
  2. Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Crisis: Alternate History of the U.S.
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: Introduction, Who, What, Why

    I was always fascinated by the American Dream, and how it does not always translate to the American Reality. So I asked the question, "What if Georgia and Carolinas did not participate in the American Revolution (walked out of the Declaration of Independence convention) due to Thomas Jefferson's...
  3. perfectgeneral

    What if: Green lives and publishes Kant in English 1786 onward?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Green_(merchant) Could the early publication of his works bring Kants philosophy to the fore in Britain? OTL published in English only in 1900, how could Georgian and Victorian Britain have differed? Might Kant have been taught comparatively alongside Hume...
  4. HeX

    A More Perfect Union: An Alternate History of the Land of the Free
    Threadmarks: A Peculiar Institution

    A MORE PERFECT UNION An Alternate History of the Land of the Free -------------------------------- "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the...
  5. Teriyaki

    Thomas Jefferson Introduces the Emancipation Proclamation During His Tenure as President 1801 - 1809

    Point of Divergence ... Thomas Jefferson was a complicated man. As a wealthy landowner, Thomas Jefferson owned many slaves on his plantations. And to all accounts, he treated his slaves rather well at the time, only using the whip in rare and extreme cases of fighting and theft. He made sure...
  6. 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?
  7. WI : William the Conqueror fully banned slavery in England

    One of the lesser known points about William is that he wrote laws regarding the slave trade, more specifically that the sale of people outside the lands under English Law or Protection What if this was expanded to no sale of anyone, or purchase - and the expected liberation of all slaves in...