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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if the victorious South meddled in the Reconstruction of the defeated North? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1866,with the US Congress in Philadelphia deeply divided between Free Soil Republicans and Southern sympathizing Tory Democrats the debate over the Reconstruction Programme in the North entered a new phase with the reports of armed clashes in New Mexico between drifting Confederate and settled black Union Veterans.
Bloody New Mexico By Ed, Armand A. Ruhlman, Jeff Provine and Scott PalterA huge northward exodus of African Americans had begun almost immediately after the signature of the "Two Americas" peace settlement that followed the Southern occuptation of Washington City.
But in the event many parts of the rural and small city North simply banned Freedmen or chased out newcomers. Because the dreadful truth was that much of the North had objected to slavery because they objected to white men having to compete with black labor.
Increased African American representation added a new dimension to the 1866 Congressional elections and the result was a deeply divided governing class that could only seem to agree on the need to prevent the "Second Birth of the Nation" ending in tragedy.
Editor says, in this post we explore an idea raised by Facebook User Armand A. Ruhlman: fascinating question re: the south winning the war - the loosing north probably would have done something similar to what the loosing south did - the loosing side would have waged resistance in whatever way possible - both visible and secretive - both legal and illegal - political, social, cultural, etc. - in fact, the south is still waging war against the north - just look at the rightward drift of the country toward a military-dictatorship styled corporate oligarchy that basically calls the tunes - Peace - Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.