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  1. Seeking a More Perfect Union: Tales from Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Crisis
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Origin

    Hello. I am going to post story lines and vignettes from my timeline Jefferson's Anti-Slavery Crisis. (You can find it in my signature). I had a blast writing the lore, and I am thinking of writing more stories. Here is the first. I. Crisis at the Continental Congress The delegates from...
  2. KingOnTheEdge

    What If The USA Took The Yucatan Peninsula In The Mexican American War?

    So there are a few videos on the topic (most notable being WhatIfAltHist, but from before he had a good mic), and the gist of it was that during 1847, there was a request from the white, slavery-based landowning elite of the Yucatan, then an independent state to join the USA. OTL, it was turned...
  3. Brazil enforces the 1831 prohibition of the slave trade?

    At the pressure of Great Britain, the Empire of Brazil outlawed the importation of slaves from Africa in 1831. After a few years, however, the slave trade returned with a vengeance and the law was blatantly disrespected, with as many as 800.000 slaves being brought to Brazil in the period...
  4. WI:Dom Pedro II die in Paraguayan War

    In 1865, going against the advices of his ministers, Dom Pedro II travel to the Brazilian city of Uruguaiana, that has been taken by the paraguayans but was in siege by Brazilian Army, where he ride his horse in distance of a paraguayan rifle shoot, but the soldiers doesn’t shoot. His...
  5. QuinnMallory

    Eventual abolition of slavery in victorious CSA - why?

    An oddly common thread in works involving Southern victory in the Civil War is the idea that they would of their own volition eventually abolish slavery and replace it with the "apprenticeships", "court costs", and similar post-Reconstruction arrangements to keep blacks productive but powerless...
  6. Long-Term Social Effects of an Earlier Abolition of American Slavery

    So working off of this idea (it may or may not be plausible): If the 1784 Land Ordinance, banning slavery in new US territories, passes it somewhat likely means that states like Kentucky, and Tennessee (along with Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri etc.) enter into the Union as free states. This...
  7. England Actually Enslaves the Irish

    Note: This is not meant to promulgate the Irish slaves canard. We already know that it is a myth used by specific groups and certain unsavory types created by an anti-Semite not to mention built on exaggerated and outright fabricated information . This is only to meant hypothesize what if...
  8. Southern Africa Becomes A Source Of Slaves In The Americas?

    Is it possible for the Southern African region to be a source of salves during the trans-Atlantic Slave trade? Assuming it still gets settled during the beginning of colonialism then is it possible that a colony based on exporting slaves would develop?
  9. Magnolias and Entropy: A Wikibox Timeline
    Threadmarks: Battle of South Mountain

    “With the fields of fire spread out over a space of nearly six miles over dense forest cover, the first day at South Mountain featured some of the most intense small unit fighting of the war. It was a fight of rifleman against rifleman, led by captains, colonels, and brigadiers.” -- Joseph...
  10. Caravels of Portugal

    What would Amarelo folklore look like?

    Around the world, folklore is defined as an expressive body of culture held by people composed of traditions and customs common to that culture. Folklore is often influenced and changed by culture, history and religion which affects its development and expansion. In fact, I decided to create a...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Gukpard

    Could Portugal abolish slavery in Brazil in 1791?

    The biggest stain in Brazilian history, worst than any dictatorship or wars and the main cause of most of our social problems was slavery. Brazil was the last country in America and the last of the Western world (if you consider Brazil western) to abolish slavery, in 1888, and the slavers were...
  14. TunguskaStorm

    Alternate Liberias

    What were some other places besides the Pepper Coast that were considered to be the potential founding spot of Liberia to put emancipated slaves following the ACW? Not just Liberia, really any proposal to relocate former slaves by any country can be discussed here.
  15. GameBawesome

    WI: The US State of West Florida

    In the 1810s, there was once very short-lived republic, called the Republic of West Florida. It didn't last long. They tried to capture some towns from Spain, but failed, and eventually became part of the Mississippi territory. But what if, instead, the Republic of West Florida was more...
  16. What If Fremont Wins

    What if Fremont beats Buchanan in 1856? How does this affect American History? How does Fremont deal with the Dred Scott Decision, Bleeding Kansas, and the Panic of 1857? Does the American Civil War start almost immediately after Fremont wins?
  17. Amadeus

    WI: Stephen A. Douglas Lives

    In 1861, after the outbreak of the American Civil War, Senator Stephen A. Douglas died of typhoid fever at the age of 48. Before his death Douglas had advised President Lincoln on the war effort and traveled the Midwest attempting to mobilize popular support for the Union. What if Douglas had...
  18. AHC: Have the Slavery Debate Resolved Peacefully

    For my very first post, I have decided to explore whether it is possible for the slavery debate to have ever ended peacefully - or if the American Civil War was truly inevitable. Your challenge is, with a PoD no earlier than 1830, have the Slavery Debate peacefully resolved one way or the...
  19. AHC: More successful slave rebellions

    Over the ages, there have been many, many slave rebellions. The vast majority ended in failure. Your challenge is to have more slave revolts succeed, whether by having a slave uprising that failed IOTL be successful, or by introducing a new slave insurrection that succeeds.
  20. Amadeus

    AHC: Make Ulysses Grant a Great President

    Ulysses S. Grant is usually judged as a fantastic general but a mediocre President. He won the Civil War, but his administration was plagued by economic problems and scandals. In his day Grant was hailed as the equal of Washington and Lincoln, but after his death many historians portrayed him as...
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