The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - 352 Seiten
Presents a distinguished historian's theories about how America would be different if the Civil War had ended in a stalemate or a victory for the Confederacy or if Lincoln had lost the 1864 election, in a historical analysis that offers additional insight into key Civil War events. 13,000 first printing.

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This is a sort-of alternate history of the period 1861-1918, written by a historian and economist, Roger L Ransom of the University of California Riverside. It is not a work of fiction, however, but a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: What Might Have Been

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An intriguing exercise in counterfactual history, operating under the assumption that the Confederate States of America did not, in fact, win the last election.Imagine, Ransom (History and Economics ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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WHAT IF? THE HISTORIANS FAVORITE SECRET QUESTION
1
CONFLICTING VISIONS WAS THE CIVIL WAR INEVITABLE?
19
THE SOUTHERN GAMBLE COULD THE SOUTH HAVE WON?
73
AGAINST ALL ODDS THE ANATOMY OF A SOUTHERN VICTORY
121
THE KING Is DEAD LONG LIVE THE KING THE FUTURE OF THE SLAVE SOUTH
161
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE CIVIL WAR AND THE WHOLE FAMILY OF MAN
211
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
243
MEASURING CASUALTIES IN THE CIVIL WAR
247
THE COSTS OF EMANCIPATION IN 188O
259
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
265
Notes
287
Bibliography
325
Index
339
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