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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 12:28 PM
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Anyone know of any "what if" novels that describe a post-Civil War
America in which the South "wins" (not necessarily conquering the North but achieving independence)?

Was thinking about which side a Confederacy would have backed in WWII. I would love to read something that follows US history up to the present day under that scenario.

Thanks.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 01:08 PM
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1. Umm, yeah ... Turtledove

Harry Turtledove has an entire series of novels that run from the Civil War itself through a "Second War of Secession" through WWI and now WWII.

There's like eight or nine of them in the series.

It's starts with a novel called _How Few Remain_, in which the introduction is a scenario in which the Confederacy gains independence. It then runs through the 2nd War of Secession and sees the rise of General A. Custer, who plays a major role through the WWI books.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 03:10 PM
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2. Thank you. I will check them out... nt
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:48 PM
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3. Turtledove again
. . . but with Guns of the South. After the South wins, with some help from South African bigots from the 21st century, Robert E. Lee has quite the political career.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 09:24 AM
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4. "Bring the Jubilee" by Ward Moore

"A century since the South won the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Hodge Backmaker lives in the provincial backwater of New York, part of the impoverished Northern States. Setting out to seek his fortune, he finds learning and love first in the city itself, then in Haggershaven, an academic retreat in the countryside. Finally, Hodge finds himself in a position to change the course of history..."

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/jubilee.htm


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Uncle Sinister Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-11-08 08:33 PM
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5. Another vote for Turtledove.
Both a professional historian and a damn good storyteller, he's up to 11 books in this series, taking it from pre-civil war to post WWll, and the south still stands. Fascinating stuff.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Turtledove#The_South...
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 01:41 PM
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6. A few more
Gray Victory by Robert Skimin. CSA independence after the Confederacy holds Atlanta and Lincoln loses re-election. The novel is about General Stuart's Court Martial for derilection of duty at the battle of Gettysburg.

I just finished the first of Harry Harrison's "Stars and Bars" trilogy. Britain enters the war in retaliation for the Trent Affair.

Of the Turtledove stories, "Guns of the South" is my favorite.
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