The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - 352 sider
What if Lee had avoided defeat at Gettysburg? What if a military stalemate had developed, coupled with growing antiwar sentiment? What if Lincoln had been defeated in the 1864 election and Great Britain had recognized the Confederacy? What would have been the careers of an independent Confederate States of America and a defeated United States? In the right hands the "what if" question can give us unusual access to the fascinations of history. It can transform the inevitable back into the possible, restoring the contingency and the drama of events. Roger L. Ransom, a master of historical analysis, follows the consequences of the "what if" scenario over an extended period of time, showing us the logical and historically valid outcomes of his counterfactuals. The result is a historical vision that is fascinating, convincing, and a source of insight into the critical events of the Civil War as they actually happened. 24 maps.
 

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THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: What Might Have Been

Brukerevaluering  - Kirkus

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 ... Les hele vurderingen

LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - wmorton38 - LibraryThing

A very interesting book but be aware this is not alternative history in the Harry Turtledove mold. This is more straight history with some speculation on what-might-have-been. The author looks at ... Les hele vurderingen

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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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